Celine without the accent marks a new era for the label with the controversial appointment of Hedi Slimane at its helm. The spring summer 2019 show debuted a week ago shows that Slimane has indeed turned the house’s aesthetic inside out and upside down with the stark departure from his predecessor Phoebe Philo, ushering the house’s audience from day time in the C suite to night time at the clubs.
Regardless of the mixed reception of his new collection at Celine, his directional silhouettes and aesthetic is key in cementing him as one of the most important creative directors of our time. From 2000 to 2007, he held the position of creative director for Dior Homme (the menswear line of Christian Dior), where he debuted the revolutionary skinny denim for men. From 2012 to 2016, he was the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent, infusing a more youthful, rock-tinged allure to the house. Wherever Slimane goes, eyes follow, and do his faithful Slimaniacs.