AFP/ AP – The one-time provocateur Hedi Slimane continued in his more toned-down direction at Celine this season in his second menswear showing.
The signature shaggy-haired models this spring raided the wardrobe of the 1970s.
Delivered in fine and neat silhouettes, denim jackets, flared jeans, black leathers pants mixed up with a black shimmering tuxedo, flower brooches and a retro military jacket with epaulettes and gold buttons.
A donkey brown check teachers-style suit jacket, meanwhile, came with shirt and tie to provide a touch of humour, while a glistening snake jacket provided a touch of spice.
But the colours were generally muted, as was the collection as the whole. Still, demonstrating Slimane’s continuing cachet, Bernard Arnault, Europe’s richest man and CEO of LVMH, the luxury group that owns Celine, sat pride of place on the front row with his daughter Delphine.
Arnault’s arch-rival Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering, used to sit in the same place when Slimane designed for Saint Laurent.