Hedi Slimane debuted the Celine Summer 2022 Baie des Anges collection in a self-directed fashion film
It’s nice to be (in) Nice. Celine debuted its Summer 2022 collection, dubbed Baie des Anges, in a wanderlust-inducing presentation directed by Celine creative director Hedi Slimane. Unveiled on the picturesque Promenades des Anglais in Nice, the collection encapsulates a Slimane summer: that is, one bursting with voluminous day dresses, oversized outerwear and Celine’s signature cool-girl aesthetic.
Models sashayed on the seaside in front of the Centenarian Palace Le Negresco, conceived by Henri Alexandre Negrescu and Dutch architect Edouard-Jean Niermans. Le Negresco opened its doors in 1913 and is one of the symbols of the Belle Epoque and neo-classical movements on the French Riviera. Beats a green screen, if you ask us.
The film instantly uplifts thanks to its optimistic soundtrack – Vitamin C, performed by Can, which we have already downloaded – though Slimane adds an element of edge by interrupting footage of models on the promenade with black-and-white images of all-leather looks, structured workwear and sequinned slip dresses. The collection has two distinct personalities: old-school glam and modern, Gen Z-approved silhouettes with a hint of noughties nostalgia. When those personalities come together, though, is where the collection really (read: literally) shines. Case in point: an oversized khaki tracksuit complete with all-over sequins.
Friends of the House and ambassadors Kaia Gerber and Blackpink member Lalisa Manobal were featured in the show, Manobal’s appearance marking her fashion debut. Watch the show below.