Heidi Slimane Named Artistic, Creative and Image Director of Céline

Heidi Slimane will lead and develop all creativity for Céline collections, including menswear, couture and leather goods

Jan 22, 2018 | By LUXUO

French-born designer Hedi Slimane

LVMH Group announces the appointment of Hedi Slimane, who will lead Céline as the brand’s Artistic, Creative and Image Director, effective February 1, 2018. In his new role, Slimane will oversee and develop all creativity for Céline collections, including menswear, couture, leather goods, accessories and fragrances.

“I am delighted to join Bernard Arnault in this all-embracing and fascinating mission for Céline. I greatly look forward to returning to the exciting world of fashion and the dynamism of the ateliers.” – Hedi Slimane

Previously from Dior Homme (between 2000 and 2007) and Saint Laurent (between 2012 and 2016), Simane has been an exceptional designer, who built his reputation in the couture line and became widely known as one of the most influential industry thought leaders in men’s tailoring.

Bernard Arnault commented: “I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the reins of our Céline Maison. He is one of the most talented designers of our time. I have been a great admirer of his work since we collaborated on Dior Homme, which he launched to global critical acclaim in the 2000s.”

Bringing his remarkable talent and ability back to LVMH group, Slimane “will leverage his global vision and unique aesthetic virtuosity in further building an iconic French Maison,” added Arnault.

Sidney Toledano added: “Hedi Slimane is an exceptional designer, complete artist and passionate about his work.  I am certain that he will bring his renowned creative energy and discipline to lead Céline to ever greater success.”

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