Luxury house CELINE unveiled its Fall Winter 2023.24 Menswear Collection, that celebrates the 2000’s electro clash and electronic rock scene, on February 10th, at the legendary Le Palace in Paris. Designer Hedi Slimane pays tribute to New York’s cult proto-punk band Suicide formed in 1977 by Alan Vega and Martin Rev, as well as to the Le Palace‘s iconic years. Le palace was originally built as a theatre dance hall in the 17th century, but it’s best known for its years as a nightclub.
FALL WINTER 2023.24 MENSWEAR COLLECTIONS
The collection key piece, the tight black leather pants are coupled with biker and racer jackets customized with studs or rhinestones. The oversized coats are made from cashmere or English tweeds recreated on a traditional loom, while the giant leopard and tiger printed coats are made from shearling cashmere. The suits are slightly raised and worn with cropped flared trousers.
“A place dear to Hedi Slimane that he frequented most nights during his youth starting from the age of 16 – Le Palace remains a sentimental place which triggered his future as a couturier and where he celebrated his 50th surprise birthday party in July 2018. Originally built as a theatre dance hall in the 17th century, but also known for its years as a nightclub, in 1978 le palace was taken over by renowned impresario Fabrice Emaer, who animated the Paris nightlife at the time. Commissioned by Emaer to reimagine the space, architect Patrick Berger participated in revamping its rich art deco interior, installing the emblematic and modern chandelier of neon lights, playing a major role center stage lighting up the walls embellished with Gérard Garouste paintings. Once considered a French version of New York’s Studio 54; the iconic Le Palace was one of the first nightlife venues where a variety of communities could mix freely with exuberance, attracting the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Grace Jones, Prince, Karl Lagerfeld, andy Warhol, Serge Gainsbourg, Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall and many more who enjoyed masked balls and live performances before making their way to the basement to Le Privilège private club.” – from Celine