This move comes after the French designer introduced menswear into the Celine wardrobe for the first time having been announced as creative director in January 2018. Within that time, Slimane has introduced an immaculately-tailored vision of teenage rebellion that mirrors its womenswear counterpart – drawing on the original Parisian bourgeoise codes of Céline Vipiana.
And remember, merging men’s and womenswear is nothing new for Slimane. During his tenures at Dior Homme and Saint Laurent, the designer ushered in a new masculinity embodied by his young, slim-hipped and androgynous musician and street-cast models, while his campaigns often blur gender lines and male and female models often share Slimane’s catwalk.
Needless to say, Celine’s SS20 show during Paris Fashion Week will be one to mark-up on the calendar.