LVMH’s Céline is getting a new artistic director effective Feb. 1. Hedi Slimane will be taking over with the title of artistic, creative, and image director. He will also expand the brand into menswear, couture, and fragrance.
LVMH chairman and chief executive Bernard Arnault said in a statement, “I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the reins of our Céline Maison. He is one of the most talented designers of our time. I have been a great admirer of his work since we collaborated on Dior Homme, which he launched to global critical acclaim in the 2000s. His arrival at Céline reinforces the great ambitions that LVMH has for the maison.”
Hedi is also looking forward to working with the brand, “I am delighted to join Bernard Arnault in this all-embracing and fascinating mission for Céline. I greatly look forward to returning to the exciting world of fashion and the dynamism of the ateliers.”