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Editorial

Those who were expecting another Hedi Slimane take on Celine had to eat their words because this show was a revisitation of the brand’s classics as they were in the beginning, in the ’70s and ’80s before Michael Kors was drafted in. The protagonist was a bourgeois woman cool on the outside and fiery on the inside, a transgressive, untamed ‘Belle de jour’ wearing thigh-high boots, nonchalant tailored coats and blazers, leather jackets, shearling, sleeveless pieces and wild furs. Mini-dresses were ousted in favour of pleated knee-length skirts and culottes paired with crew neck knits and pussy bow blouses or tight high-waist jeans, while dresses were chaste, high-necked and belted. Aviator glasses, neck scarves and some wide-brimmed hats contributed towards the mystery of this French bourgeois girl straight out of the ’70s.