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Hedi Slimane’s LVMH homecoming with Céline

LVMH announces the appointment of Hedi Slimane as Artistic, Creative and Image Director of Céline with effect from February this year. He will direct all Céline collections, extending to men’s fashion, couture and fragrances.

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Phoebe Philo exits Céline

“Working with Céline has been exceptional experience for me these last 10 years. I am grateful to have worked with an incredible talented and committed team and I would like to thank everyone along the way who has been part of the collaborations and conversations… It’s been amazing”. This is the farewell note from renowned fashion designer Phoebe Philo to her team.

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Clare Waight Keller named Givenchy’s new artistic director

Clare Waight Keller named Givenchy’s new artistic director

After months of speculations the French house confirmed Clare Waight Keller as the successor to Riccardo Tisci, who left the LVMH-owned brand after his combined Fall 2017 men’s and Spring 2017 haute couture show in January.

Riccardo Tisci to leave Givenchy after 12 years

Riccardo Tisci to leave Givenchy after 12 years

For Suzy Menkes the announcement came as a shock. “LVMH has revealed that Riccardo Tisci has left the House of Givenchy after 12 years at the helm. Whereas other designers have been known to be restless, Tisci, trained at London’s Central Saint Martins, had given no sign that he was about to depart” comments the renowned fashion editor on this brand new departure the industry.

During his time at the label, Tisci brought a gothic, dark and urban vibe to the fashion house making it a red-carpet favourite for numerous stars, many of them from the music business. From Rihanna to Kanye West everyone adored Tisci’s edgy designs. As for the business part, Tisci reign was more than lucrative for Givenchy as the house “expanded sixfold during the time he was the designer, with employees rising from 290 in 2005 to more than 930 now” reports The Guardian.

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90 Years of Fendi: Inside a spectacular ode to Rome

“In 1965, Andy Warhol’s Factory was three years old, Pier Paolo Pasolini created a scandal in Italy with his movie “Comizi d’amore” and a young Karl Lagerfeld prepared to revolutionize a classic coat for “middle class” women – the fur – after joining the fashion house of Fendi sisters” reports Chiara Beghelli. Read more