Presentation of the new Hedi Slimane dog accessories for Céline
Céline’s dog accessories are inspired by Hedi Slimane’s own canine companion
A new collection from Celine combines the house’s mastery of leatherworking with the necessities of dog ownership – from leashes to dog bowls – captured in a campaign shot by Hedi Slimane featuring the director’s pet dog creative, Elvis
Titled “Portrait of a Celine Dog,” Hedi Slimane’s latest campaign for Celine marks the arrival of an unexpected new muse: the creative director’s beloved canine companion, Elvis.
The images shot by Slimane also mark the arrival of a luxurious range of dog accessories and saddlery from the French house – the first collection of its kind under his tenure – combining Céline’s near unrivaled mastery of leather goods with the necessities functions of owning a dog. . (Indeed, as is typical of the French designer’s singular vision, Slimane originally designed the collection with his own dog’s needs in mind.)
A new dog and tack collection from Céline
The various accessories include dog bowls – evoking traditional luggage, they are integrated into a box covered in lambskin with elegant beige calfskin handles – leashes of different widths, studded dog collars, a clip-on wallet for bags and dog treats, and even a rubber toy in the shape of the house’s “Triumph” monogram (a truly luxurious take on the classic “chew toy”). This ‘Triumph’ motif is found throughout the collection, appearing on the signature printed lambskin and canvas – allowing accessories to match handbags and leather goods from the house’s existing offering – as well as embossed on the silver medallions that decorate each of the different collars, ready to engrave with your dog’s name.
Despite the canine accent, cat owners shouldn’t feel left out: Feeding bowls and collars can be enjoyed equally across all species, while new versions of the “Voyage” tote of the house – crafted from “Triomphe” canvas with tan lambskin leather trim – are printed with either ‘Cat’ or ‘Dog’ in Céline’s signature sans serif typography. These, alongside the rest of the collection, will be available for purchase next June at the house’s boutique at 40 New Bond Street in London and on Celine’s website. §