Céline is dead, long live Celine! Hedi Slimane is in da house.

November 6, 2018

The past couple of days have been full of news, criticism and opinions about Celine Spring/Summer 2019 collection designed by Hedi Slimane. Our Instagram feeds and mailboxes were exploding and we basically spend the weekend reading and sorting through all the reviews of the new look that the iconic Céline has gotten under the creative leadership of Hedi Slimane. Most statements that were published were quite negative and, justifiably, pulled the collection into pieces.

However, there are also some unyielding Hedi Slimane supporters who put a good word for his new Celine. We looked at the different opinions and put them into a little pros and cons list.


Business of Fashion´s editor-at-large Tim Blanks said:

Austrian publishers and journalists have also talked about the collection. Daniel Kalt, editor in chief at Presse Schaufenster stated: 

Also, Isabella Klausnitzer, journalist and columnist at Kurier posted on twitter:

New York Times fahsion director Vanessa Friedman also critisised the menswear (which was by the way still the best part of the show):


Besides the mainly negative voices, there were some who actually celebrated Hedi Slimane for his new approach to Celine. Dazed & Confused magazine for instance wrote:

Fashion blogger @bryanboy also had a very strong opinion about people crying over the old Céline:

Polarization is always good when you want attention!

Title Photo via WGSN