Céline (brand)

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TypeSubsidiary of public company
When it was created1945 (1945)
People who started itCéline Vipiana
HeadquartersParis, France
Money earned€172.2 million (2012)

Céline is a French luxury fashion house. It was founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana.[1] Today, it is an international brand owned by LVMH. It was sold to LVMH in July 1988 for 2.7 billion francs (US$540 million).[2]

Céline started as a children's shoe business. It later began selling women's shoes and accessories.[3] It began selling ready-to-wear shoes in the 1960s. Celine Vipiana remained the designer until 1997. American fashion designer Michael Kors then took over as creative director for the brand.[4] Kors turned the fashion house into a highly successful brand. The current creative director of Céline is Hedi Slimane, who replaced Phoebe Philo at the beginning of 2018.

Chief designers[change | change source]

  • Céline Vipiana (1945–1997)
  • Michael Kors (1997–2004)
  • Roberto Menichetti (2004–2005)
  • Ivana Omazic (2005–2008)
  • Phoebe Philo (2008–2018)
  • Hedi Slimane (2018-Present)

References[change | change source]

  1. "All about celine vipiana". essortment.com. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  2. New York Times
  3. Celine at New York Magazine
  4. Michael Kors Official biography