Ever since we learned Phoebe Philo was leaving Céline, we've been waiting with bated breath to find out who would replace her. Now we finally have an answer. Business of Fashion reports that none other than Hedi Slimane will join the venerable brand as artistic, creative, and image director.
Per BOF, the Saint Laurent alum will show his first Céline collection in September during Paris Fashion Week, which means it will officially be the hottest ticket in town. LVMH Chairman and Chief Executive Bernard Arnault explained the decision in a statement: "I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the reins of our Céline maison. He is one of the most talented designers of our time. I have been a great admirer of his work since we collaborated on Dior Homme, which he launched to global critical acclaim in the 2000s. His arrival at Céline reinforces the great ambitions that LVMH has for this maison." We can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve.