Last night, the fashion cognoscenti converged at The Wiltern Theater in Hollywood for a night of gritty late-aughts glamour with Celine. For the brand’s first live presentation since the pandemic, Hedi Slimane made a nostalgic pilgrimage to the recent past—and to Los Angeles, the city that ushered him deep into the alt rock music world just over a decade ago, and his longtime respite from the fashion scene. Slimane was fascinated by the glitzed-up indie sleazers and ragged surf rats, overlooked in high fashion circles at the time, that prowled the city—so fascinated that he’s built a creative legacy by mining the city’s particular vein of seedy awk-rock grunge.
Hedi Slimane Returns to Los Angeles—and the Late Aughts—for Celine’s Women Winter ‘23 Presentation
Last night at The Wiltern, Hedi Slimane rekindled his love for the City of Angels with a Celine collection celebrating gritty art rock glamor and sets by Iggy Pop, The Strokes, and The Kills.