Hours after arriving at Celine’s HQ on the 16 rue Vivienne in Paris back in February, Hedi Slimane was already drafting the curvaceous line of what would become, six months later, the houses’ first It-Bag. The “16” (pronounced ‘seize’), named after the location of the French label’s atelier and offices, is the first release of the new artistic, creative and image director, and comes as an updated take on the brand’s archival bags from the sixties. Created to be worn the Parisian way, resting on the elbow, close to the body, the lady-like tote showcases the brand’s storied craftsmanship and has already been seen on the arms of Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie,. Available in three different sizes, the Seize is just the beginning for Hedi’s new brand new Celine.
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