The Paris label Céline was founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana and her husband Richard. Initially only intended only for the sale of robust shoes for children, a decade later the couple expanded their range to women’s shoes and elegant moccasins that, in particular, were well received among purchasers.
In the mid-sixties, the range was further expanded to perfume and leather goods, such as handbags, gloves and belts. The success of these products led to the expansion of Céline internationally. The inauguration of the first Céline boutique in the St. Germain des Prés district of Paris was merely the logical consequence, especially with regard to ready-to-wear fashion, which celebrated its first appearance in the fashion world in 1969.
In the late 1980s, the Vipiana family left the company after the purchase of the brand by Dior owner Bernard Arnault. In the 90s, Céline was then integrated into the LVMH Group (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE) and the American fashion designer Michael Kors was hired as head designer for Céline. The brand reached its peak at this time, when, under the direction of the head designer, their bags, became must-haves. The two successors of Michael Kors were unable to attain the previous success.
It was the British designer Phoebe Philo, who had already worked at Chloé, who finally gave the Céline brand a breath of fresh air. Under Philo, radical changes were made: inventories of old collections were removed, the perfume business was discontinued and prices for Céline products increased. The brand took on a more modern, minimalist and elegant look, and the sales figures started to rise again. Céline enjoyed success under the leadership of the head designer for ten years, until Hedi Slimane took over in 2018.
Céline Sunglasses – Eye-catching and Glamorous
The models of the French company captivate with their emphatically striking contours, their glamorous lines and eye-catchingly provocative, but simultaneously harmonious colours, coupled with the courage to add a little more edge and frame, as is standard in a lot of other designer eyewear.
Céline sunglasses are especially known for their wider full-rim frames. Whether in classical black or more conspicuous in primrose yellow or pink – the eyewear of the label is a real eye-catcher without being intrusive.
Aviator sunglasses are also available in the Céline range. Clear lines, fine metal frames and the classical Céline engraving on the narrow temples are the hallmarks of the aviator.
If you prefer narrower, more understated, yet stylish and elegant eyeglasses, you should opt for a round frame, such as this beautiful model.
This year Céline sunglasses will remain a top-class accessory, in terms of shape, colour and material. Just visit our online shop to get a first-hand impression of the chic sunglasses of the Parisian fashion label.