One night only
Slimane buffs will know Le Palace well: it’s where the designer celebrated his 50th birthday in 2018 amongst friends and a rotating line-up of musicians, later uploading a collection of imagery from the night to his online diary. For Slimane, the venue holds sentimental value as a place he often frequented on nights out during his youth.
Located at 8 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Le Palace was originally built as a theatre dance hall in the 17th-century, but by the 1970s and 80s – having been bought by famed impresario Fabrice Emaer – it’d become known as Paris’ answer to Studio 54. Here, the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Prince, Andy Warhol, Serge Gainsbourg, Mick Jagger, Paloma Picasso and Jean Paul Gaultier would rub shoulders at flamboyant masked balls and disco nights. Thierry Mugler designed staff uniforms, and Karl Lagerfeld once arrived on a gondola.
Last December saw Slimane take Celine to LA for a mindblowing FW23 womenswear show inside The Wiltern theatre, inspired by the designer’s days documenting the 00s Indie music scene, and featuring performances by Iggy Pop and The Strokes. Next on the Celine tour: Le Palace.
Stay tuned for our full coverage live from the FW23 Celine Homme show.