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Celine was founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana, as a maker of children’s shoes. In the 1950s they expanded their lines to include leather accessories. Ready-to-wear clothing was added in the early 1960s. The trademark horse and sulky date from 1967.
Their clothes often have their trademark metal horse-bit with chain detailing which was first used in 1972. In 1997, Michael Kors became the head designer at Celine. His contract with them expired in the spring of 2004, and Roberto Menichetti, a Burberry ex-designer, was named as his replacement. He was followed by Ivana Omazic. Late in 2008, Phoebe Philo was named head designer, with her first collection being launched in 2009.
Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com
Courtesy of poppy’s vintage at babylonmall.com
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from a 1970s coat
from a 1970s necktie
from a 1970s skirt
from a 1970s casual suit
from a 1970s skirt showing the Celine logo
a signature chain sewn above the label
from a 1980s suit
from a 1980s dress
from a 1990s wrap skirt
from a 2010 hat