ot even getting the audience drunk on miniature bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne could diffuse the tension in Paris’s Hôtel national des Invalides last night, where the enfant terrible of French fashion, Hedi Slimane, set out his vision for 73-year-old label Celine. To many of those sipping on the front row, after all, Celine wasn’t a brand which needed reimagining. Under the aegis of its former creative director Phoebe Philo – who departed in 2017 – the label amassed a cult-like following, with the fashion intelligentsia and real women alike flocking to the label’s stores, season after season, to invest in a piece of Philo’s fluid tailoring, oversized shirting or androgynous knitwear. On Friday night, Hedi Slimane founded a new cult of Celine. Read more at British GQ.