The company was founded in Paris in 1945 by Céline Vipiana (* 1920) and her husband Richard, originally for children' shoes. The company grew fast and extended the product range with ladies' shoes, handbags, belts and gloves. Prêt-à-porter Mode by Céline exist since 1969. Also the internationalization of the company grew fast and in 1976 opened the first Céline-Boutique on the Rodeo Drive in the US market. The Dior owner Bernard Arnault bought Céline 1987 for 2,7 Mrd. Franc except the founder family Vipiana out of the company and declared the architect Peggy Huynh-Kinh for chief designer. In 1997 the american designer Michael Kors became the position as chief designer and his creation of Céline bag got well-known all around the world. Because of his follower Roberto Menichetti the label lost its attractability and also the next chief designer Ivana Omazić couldn't win it bag. But then in 2008 started the new chief designer Phoebe Philo and maked a whole new-start of the company with her elegant, cool, feminin and minimalistic style of the fashion. In 2010 she even won the British Fashion Council as designerin of the year.
The new Fall and Winter 2017 collection of the Luggage bag offers a variety of colors, materials and sizes. So that you will find for every outfit and for every event the suitable bag. 😉 Look by yourself. You will love them. I promise. XOXO Carmen 🙋🏼