Hedi Slimane to Helm Céline, and Launch Menswear

It’s been nearly two years since Hedi left Saint Laurent, but now he’s back. Today, news broke that the designer is to helm Céline as its new artistic, creative and image director, replacing Phoebe Philo who announced her departure last September. As well as ready-to-wear, Slimane will be launching couture and menswear which means that Céline pour homme is here at last. And you haven’t got long to wait: his first show (women’s and men’s) will be staged in September at Paris Fashion Week. “I am enchanted, what a great choice,” commented Karl Lagerfeld, one of Slimane’s greatest advocates.