Celine’s ‘Dan Paris’ collection of sixty-three pieces was launched today from the French capital. A nod to Paris and the beginning of the house’s roots, Creative Director Hedi Slimane cast, styled, and did the set design of the newly unveiled looks in the “Salons D’Apparat” of the Hôtel de la Marine, and the Hôtel National des Invalides.
We’re used to seeing Slimane focus on 1970s silhouettes but this collection is in keeping with the times, it’s sensual and sleek. Jeans are paired with a deep purple shirt cape. A sweatshirt caped sleeve dress is paired with thigh high boots. An off-the shoulder black dress has a crystal necklace attached to the dress. Also seen in the collection is a black cashmere turtleneck paired with a gold or silver finished necklace.
Runway model Kaia Gerber, and Lisa from Blackpink are both seen in the collection reveal.
Leather is also seen in the collection like a new boot with a sharp heel are matched with oversized jeans, jackets, skirts, and pants. And accessories including eyewear are a part of the collection. And handbags like the Shoulder Chain Matelasse Monochrome Celine, the Medium Triomphe Frame, and the Trapeze Triomphe are all key bags in the collection.
Hôtel de la Marine, an 18th century edifice in the heart of Paris on Place de la Concorde has rooms that were once used to present royal collections to French and foreign visitors. It was in these spaces that exuded the grandeur of French decorative arts and the king’s power. By the 19th century the French navy converted these areas into grand reception rooms.
The second location for the collection reveal was at the Hôtel National des Invalides that’s on the West Bank of the city in the 27th arrondissement. Initiated by Louis XIV, it was a place for receptions for heads of state on their official visits to Paris. Scenes from the show can be seen in the Cour d’Honneur, the large courtyard.
If you know Slimane, you know he chooses a one beat track and the same was true for the collection. In collaboration with Hennessey, the New York native performed “Bryon Is Dead” for the show.