Hedi Slimane has been named the new artistic, creative and image director of CÉLINE. In a statement by parent company LVMH,  Slimane will step into his new role in February. In his new role, Slimane will be tasked with introducing menswear and fragrances as well expanding the fashion house’s current offerings.  His first collection will debut at Paris Fashion Week in September.

Notable Quotes: “I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the reins of our Céline Maison. He is one of the most talented designers of our time. I have been a great admirer of his work since we collaborated on Dior Homme, which he launched to global critical acclaim in the 2000s. His arrival at Céline reinforces the great ambitions that LVMH has for this Maison. Hedi will oversee and develop all creativity for both women’s and men’s fashion, but also for leather goods, accessories and fragrances. He will leverage his global vision and unique aesthetic virtuosity in further building an iconic French Maison.” – Bernard Arnault, LVMH CEO