Celine was founded by Céline Vipiana and her husband Richard in 1945 as a made-to-measure children’s shoe boutique that was located at 52 rue Malte. The shop was denoted by a highly distinct red elephant logo created by cartoonist Raymont Peynet. More than a decade later, Vipiana used her success as a launch pad to branch out into ready-to-wear, with the goal to deliver fashion to the everyday woman. Vipiana added leather accessories in 1966, including bags, belts, and gloves. In her mission to deliver pieces of the highest caliber, she sought out a leather goods factory in Florence. By the ‘70s, Celine had gone international, with new boutiques opening across the globe. But 1973 marked a logo redesign, in which Vipiana revealed intertwined Cs (a nod to the Parisian landmark Arc de Triomphe) that was seen on the brand’s first signature “C” Sulky canvas. Obviously, we don’t have to tell you how successful the Phoebe Philo era was. She was the savior of Celine, having plucked the brand from obscurity and making it relevant through her incredibly chic and minimalist take on Vipiana’s original aesthetic. When it was announced that Hedi Slimane was appointed to helm Celine, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that he would swiftly revamp the minimalist label that Phoebe Philo had so carefully constructed during her tenure as creative director.