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Céline
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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

At CÉLINE the products are central to everything and speak for themselves. Ready to wear, leather goods, accessories and shoes: each item is crafted to be beautiful and practical, without artifice, in tune with the everyday lives of the women for whom it is designed. CÉLINE’s focus is on “less but excellent”. Rooted in the present, CÉLINE writes its history day after day: exploration, creative energy and committed choices lie at the heart of its culture. This explains the brand’s ability to be full of surprises. Its major characteristics are sophisticated materials, a passion for detail and timeless modernity. CÉLINE’s creative direction is under the guidance of Phoebe Philo. CÉLINE is a company which creates affinities, built on a clear value system: sincerity, agility, focus. Internally, everyone is a stakeholder and ambassador for a single, coherent project: to make beautiful, sincere and genuine products which empower women and give them joy in dressing and living for themselves. CÉLINE looks above all for individuality and talent in those who contribute to achieving this goal, not a specific “profile”.

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

Architecture

At the end of 2014, the House of Céline moved 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 in London, Avenue Montaigne in Paris, Omotesando in Tokyo, SoHo in New York and Plaza 66 in Shanghai.

Key figures

  • 140 stores worldwide
  • 1,800 employees around the world
  • 4 collections a year