Hedi Slimane re-introduced the 1973 ‘Triomphe’ logo with a line of timeless bags featuring the double C clasp and vintage-inspired monogram canvas. Originally created by the brand’s founder Céline Vipiana when her car broke down in front of the Arc de Triomphe, the logo is inspired by the motifs.
The fashion industry was uneasy when Phoebe Philo, Céline’s creative director, left the company after ten years and Hedi Slimane took over. The French brand stood for understated luxury and sophistication, and Slimane’s controversial rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic. He is renowned for eliminating the ‘Yves’ from Yves Saint Laurent and for dropping the accent from Celine so that the logo would resemble the old, historical version that predated the 1960s. Since then, he has continued to draw inspiration from the brand’s past.
In 2018, Slimane revived the 1973 “Triomphe” trademark with a collection of classic bags that featured the double C clasp and monogram canvas with a retro-inspired design. The brand’s logo was initially designed by Céline Vipiana when her automobile broke down in front of the Arc de Triomphe. It was influenced by the patterns on the chain links that are still in front of the iconic Parisian structure today. The Triomphe collection, which is favoured by celebrities including Karlie Kloss, Kaia Gerber, Emilia Clarke, and Alexa Chung, is currently the company’s best-selling line of leather goods.
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The Mini Ava in Triomphe canvas costs £730, while the Classique Cuir Triomphe in calfskin costs £2,950. Slimane is the designer of the current generation of Celine bags.
They are unquestionably an investment, but there are some high street substitutes that look quite similar, just like the iconic Celine box bag. Consider Mango’s most recent line of bags. The retailer’s designs cost between £45.99 for the crossbody and £49.99 for the bucket bag, which is a mere fraction of the price. A good deal!
If the buzz surrounding this M&S knockoff is any indication—the British retailer has trouble keeping the Celine-inspired purse in stock—we advise striking while the iron is still hot.
Celine began as a custom-made children’s shoe store on rue Malte in Paris, but it swiftly grew, branching out into ready-to-wear, footwear, leather goods, and fragrances. The seamless grace of contemporary Parisian style is well embodied by Celine bags, which are expensive yet simple.
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