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Celine SS19 according to Hedi Slimane

A new era has begun at the French fashion house

 Celine SS19 according to Hedi Slimane  A new era has begun at the French fashion house

Hedi is back. And it does not matter whether he is at Dior, Saint Laurent or Celine. Slimane has a background, a character, an aesthetic, a well-defined, precise style and does not intend to change it according to his employer. He had already anticipated this in the interview left a few days ago in Le Figaro:

"You come with a story, a culture, a language that are different from those of the maison. We must be ourselves".

When two men in the uniform of the Republican Guard emerge from the darkness on the white marble catwalk installed in front of the Hotel des Invalides, they start to beat on the drum as if they were marking a boundary between the past and what is to come. So, say goodbye to Phoebe Philo's effortless chic because today begins a new era that has the rhythm of rock'n roll, the color of the night and the acrid smell of crowded nightclubs on the left bank. A kaleidoscope of mirrors multiplies the images of the models, exiles and maudits, with their skinny suits; the boleros with squared, exaggerated shoulders; elegant blazers; the mini dress in leather or lurex embellished with zip, rouches, bows and details of haute couture inspired by the '60s and '70s; absolute black, broken by white, red, green, Christian Marclay prints and touches of gold and silver glitter.

In the front row, the Arnault family, Catherine Deneuve, Natalia Vodianova, Virgil Abloh, Karl Lagerfeld and Lady Gaga, watch out for the clean and well-defined lines of Hedi Slimane tribe that move fast, elusive, before merging into dance the coolest hall of the Ville Lumiere. Celine is without Phoebe Philo. Without accent. But not without style.