Celine is a luxury French fashion House founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana. The business began as a made-to-measure shoe service for children. Before long, her boutiques had spread across Paris and encouraged by this success she extended the service to the women world. In the 1960s, she created the first line of leather goods and accessories, before a natural progression to design the sportswear collection. At this time Celine came to stand for the idea of Parisian chic combining French craft and the finest quality materials. Today the same spirit is reinforced by artistic director Hedi Slimane who coordinates ready-to-wear and accessories with his Haute Couture design project.