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Celine introduces three Hedi Slimane-era bag styles that mine the house archives

Celine introduces three Hedi Slimane-era bag styles that mine the house archives

Familiar faces

Text: Ryan Sng


Hedi Slimane is no stranger to an archival deep dive and for spring/summer 2019, he's brought Celine's past to the fore with accessories directly inspired by the house's heritage pieces. With his maiden purse, the 16, already making appearances on the arms of Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie, we've no doubt that these newcomers will be everywhere soon.

Who: The 16
What: A 60s-esque top-handle who secretly thinks she's better than you
Why: I mean, she hangs with Lady Gaga. Who can blame her?

Who: The C
What: A no-nonsense box bag that ain't got time for that micro-purse bullsh—t
Why: Featuring a closure similar to those found on Celine's '70s handbags, the practical and versatile C stands to outlive most of our wardrobes.

Who: The Triomphe
What: A superstitious box bag (with the results to show for it)
Why: Auspiciously named — if you're into that kinda thing — this style references the chain barriers encircling the Arc de Triomphe, a house emblem in bygone decades.  

Who: The C Charm
What: An oval cross-body bag who's always down to clown
Why: Casual and carefree, this quilted, gold hardware charmer is the very essence of the '90s staple handbag. She's ready for anything, anytime.

The Celine 16, C, Triomphe and C Charm bags are now available at Celine stores.

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