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Céline is a luxury French fashion House founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana and today under the creative direction of Phoebe Philo.

Creation date: 1945
CEO: Marco Gobbetti
Head office: 16, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris - France
Website: www.celine.com

Identity

Since the arrival of Phoebe Philo in 2008 Céline has renewed a reputation for creating ready-to-wear, bags and footwear of the highest quality available in the luxury goods industry. At Céline, both innovation and timelessness are prized. Technologically advanced fabric development and a strong silhouette are of prime importance.  Experimentation is combined with the sourcing of precious traditional materials, increasingly rare artisanal techniques and handcraftsmanship. The clear and sophisticated Céline style is instantly recognizable. It makes a confident and coherent statement across everything from the collections themselves to Céline’s visual identity more broadly including typography, advertising campaigns and retail environment. A quietly revolutionary wish to move fashion forward is central to Céline’s vision. That is equal only to the aim to provide women with a considerate, consistent and discreetly luxurious wardrobe that may be built upon each season. Moving into imposing new headquarters in Paris, Céline is a luxury French fashion House with a global reach across all markets and product categories.

2014 Winter campaign © Céline

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The House’s aesthetic is clean, elegant and comfortable with a point of view that’s disciplined but always eased. The "Crombie coat", collarless masculine shirt, perfectly cut pair of trousers and smokings are essential to the House’s permanent collection as well as the "classic", "luggage", "cabas" and "trapeze" iconic bags.

Luggage bag © Céline

Insight

Marco Gobbetti, Chairman & CEO of Céline © Céline

” It is our vision for Céline to be renowned for the highest quality product available in the industry today. Our stores and customer service are exemplary. We continue to serve our loyal customers and to attract a new following internationally. We believe that it is of prime importance for Céline to innovate while standing the test of time. It is our aim to continue building an iconic global, luxury fashion House for today and for the future.”

Architecture

At the end of 2014, the House of Céline is moving into imposing new premises. Standing at 16 Rue Vivienne in the 2e Arrondissement, Hotel Colbert de Torcy is a Seventeenth Century hotel particulier originally commissioned by Jacques Tubeuf, advisor to Louis XIII and one time home to the Paris stock exchange. The historic building occupies five storeys, across 7 500 square metres. It will be home to Céline offices, studio space and showrooms.

16 rue Vivienne, Paris © Céline

Outlook

The House of Céline has introduced a highly specific retail concept that is adapted to accommodate different sites and locations internationally. 2014 has been a landmark year for the house of Céline with new flagship stores opening on Mount Street, London, Avenue Montaigne Paris and Omotesando Tokyo. Forthcoming store openings include SoHo, New York and Plaza 66, Shanghai.

Key figures

  • 95 stores worldwide
  • 1,500 employees around the world
  • 4 collections a year