Celine Vipiana labelled her eponymous brand with her given name in 1945. The business began as a made-to-measure shoe service for children. In the 1960s, she created the first line of leather goods and accessories, before a natural progression to design the ‘sportswear’ collection in 1968. It is at this time that Celine came to stand for the idea of Parisian chic, with savoir-faire and the finest quality materials as pillars of the house. Today, that same spirit is reinforced by artistic director Hedi Slimane through the ateliers at 16 Rue Vivienne. Combined with ready-to-wear and accessories, his ‘haute couture’ designs showcase the meticulous possibilities of French craft within the Celine wardrobe.