Celine Vipiana named her eponymous brand after first name in 1945. The business began as a made-to-measure shoe service for children until the 1960s, when the designer developed her first line of leather good and accessories. It was only natural that the brand next launched a sportswear collection in 1968. From there, Celine came to stand for the idea of Parisian chic, with savoir-faire and the finest quality materials as pillars of the house. With 140 stores worldwide today, Celine is a luxury French fashion house led by artistic director Hedi Slimane. The French designer and equally well-regarded photographer has created eye-catching collections through the ateliers at 16 Rue Vivienne – and collaborated with American artist Christian Marclay for his first Celine collection. Combined with ready-to-wear and accessories, his 'haute-couture' designs showcase the meticulous possibilities of French craft within the Celine wardrobe.