“Le 16” bag which is named after the atelier’s street number in Paris (16 Rue Vivienne) debuted earlier this year in August—on Instagram, no less—by friend and avid supporter Lady Gaga.
Spotted more recently on Angelina Jolie, as well, the bag is now available online in a vast range of colors—a whopping four months prior to the SS19’s RTW drop and costs $4,550. The design is inspired by vintage Celine handbags and features the cropped clap and rounded edges. According to the maison, Slimane drew the design on the day of his arrival and it took his team six months to achieve the final look.
Slimane’s strong vision and radical design approach left his debut collection with a strong critical acclaim from the Philo-filiac fans of old Céline.
The full selection is available online on the brand’s official website.