Now that Riccardo Tisci has wrapped his highly anticipated debut at Burberry, all eyes are turned toward Hedi Slimane as the fashion flock awaits his debut for Celine at Paris Fashion Week on September 28.
Announcing the news via Instagram, Slimane’s debut show will take place at one of the city’s most symbolic buildings, the Hôtel des Invalides. Situated on the Left Bank of the Seine, the historic location was founded in 1671 by Louis XIV , the Sun King. He wanted to provide accommodation for disabled and commissioned an extensive complex structures and courtyards designed for the care and housing of disabled veterans and as a place of worship. Parts of Les Invalides were later converted into museums and into tombs for Napoleon I and others.
The location also shares history with Slimane as he staged his Fall 2014 menswear show for Saint Laurent at the same location. And it would appear Hedi Slimane and Celine are ready to add more history to the house.