Celine Fall 2019 - Runway Review
March 1, 2019
He may be fashion's rebel du jour, but Hedi Slimane's sophomore collection for Celine riffed with a 70s wearability that was both chic and appealing. Staged in a custom Japanese-style glimmering monument at Les Invalides, the show opened with plenty of pomp and circumstance: flashing lights beamed from a massive glass atrium with bright panels that seemed to levitate above the runway.
In a marked deviation from his messy-on-purpose 80s aesthetic he showcased last season, this collection was grown-up, polished and sophisticated -- very Celine indeed. Very bourgeois. In place of the oversized shimmery disco ball jackets and dresses there were beautifully finessed pieces: silk jabot collars with pleated check culottes, gorgeous gold jackets and oversized teddy bear-style fur coats all worn with thigh-high boots that will be on every woman's wish list.