Hedi Slimane, one of the most iconoclastic and charismatic characters in modern fashion, has been named the new creative director of Céline. The French designer is to replace Phoebe Philo, who confirmed her resignation from the brand in December 2017 after a 10-year run with the fashion house.
Slimane began his career at Yves Saint Laurent and was hired by LVMH in 2000 to create Dior Homme, where his pin-thin jeans and sharp tailoring became the stuff of men’s (and some women’s) obsessions. He left Dior Homme in 2007 and returned to Yves Saint Laurent, owned by LVMH’s rival Kering, as creative and image director in 2012.
Slimane will show his first collection for the French fashion house in September 2018.