The coolest new gallery is your local celine store

by MR Magazine Staff

Feel free to try anything on,” a salesman in the midtown Manhattan Celine store told me one afternoon this summer. “This is the only museum where you can touch everything.” A few moments later, he made good on his word by slipping over my shoulders a sequined kimono that Celine’s creative, artistic, and image director, Hedi Slimane, made for his spring 2020 women’s collection with the artist Christian Marclay, who tangles up the relationship between visual art and sound. The Marclay jacket is just one of many art-world crossover projects Slimane has undertaken since taking the reins at Celine in 2018. For his spring 2020 men’s collection, the designer worked with five artists, putting David Kramer’s meme-isms on tees and straw bags and turning one of Darby Milbrath’s millennial fauvist paintings into an embroidered varsity jacket. Although these collaborations are presented without the usual fanfare, they are more than mere dalliances. Read more at GQ.