Flashback to Paris Fashion Week: Lady Gaga teased what would be the centerpiece of Hedi Slimane’s first season of Celine handbags. Aside from restyling the brand from Céline to an accent-less Celine logo, Slimane’s luscious black leather top-handle purse would usher in a new era for the French fashion house.
Photo from @ladygaga
One month later, the French label officially introduced Le 16 to the world.
Photo from @celine
Fast forward to today, the purse that has the makings of an instant classic is now available at homme et femme.
Le 16 is named after the street address of Celine’s headquarters and atelier on Rue Vivienne in Paris. It’s is only one of several designs that signal Celine’s reboot.
On the shelves of homme et femme, you’ll find other purses to add to your collection:
There’s the 1970s-inspired C bag, a retro cross-body purse made with quilted calfskin. The Medium C has an elegant, boxy silhouette.
While the Small C Charm exudes a more casual vibe.
Then there’s the Triomphe, which is an homage to Celine’s Parisian roots. Its gold hardware features the new accent-less Celine logo.
View the collection and more at homme et femme, Ground Level, 8 Rockwell.