Celine, founded in 1945, is now a global brand with over a 100 stores and is part of the LVMH empire.
The brand had seemed to lose its way for awhile but with Michael Kors at the design helm for seven years it has regained much of its lustre. Ivana Omazic the current design head has built on that foundation showing elegance and a delicate feminine touch with the current collection.
The original tag line “couture sportswear” still rings true with offerings of luxe cashmere sportswear but now stretches to elegant evening wear for modern active women. The accessories (remember the Boogie handbag?) and shoes have a strong following among urban girls.
Celine counts among its proponents Jennifer Aniston and Rene Russo.