Hedi Slimane’s New Vision for Celine Is on Full Display at the Brand’s New Paris Store
Just off the Rue Saint-Honoré is a new Celine treasure trove. Opened earlier this month, Hedi Slimane’s fourth Celine store in Paris might be the brand’s most impressive yet, bringing together Slimane’s own furniture design with the work of five international artists. Set against Roman basaltina stone floors, granite walls, and a combination of reclaimed oak, concrete, and brass fixtures, both the furniture and the artworks give the space a sense of warmth and welcome. According to the brand, it’s a 21st-century Brutalist concept—hard-edged but with the softness of Slimane’s body-hugging designs for men and women hanging on the store’s rails.
The five artists whose work lives within the space represent a post-modern approach to material. At the base of a spiral staircase at the store’s center is a sculpture by Katinka Bock, made of stacked cubes; elsewhere visitors can find a wall-mounted piece by Georgia Dickie and sculptures by Hu Xiaoyuan, Rochelle Goldberg, and Deyson Gilbert. Alongside these monumental works are vitrines and display tables holding Celine’s new Triomphe and Besace bags in bright, summery colors like aquamarine and marigold. Are these shoulder bags art? Depends who you ask. The photo of Lady Gaga debuting the Besace style on a vaporetto at the Venice Film Festival certainly belongs in a museum.
Celine is open at 4 Rue Duphot, Paris.
To view the full article please visit Vogue.
For more information about Georgia Dickie please contact the gallery: