Celine fashion house was founded in 1945 by Celine Vipiana. Alongside her husband, they created beautiful bespoke children's shoes for the elite of 1950s Paris. The business flourished, later turning to apparel, leather goods and accessories. In 1964 a fragrance was added introducing the brand to, and in the 70s the Celine brand was further enhanced by the addition of boutiques in exclusive location such as Monte Carlo, Hong Kong and Geneva. The founder continued to direct the creation of fine leather goods, including handbags, for which the company has become most famous. Celine took a leap in status, when in 1997 Michael Kors took over as creative director.
Kors left 7 years later, having modernised the fashion house and left a legacy and style of clean shapes. The styling of Celine handbags is distinct as is that of the eyeglasses collection. His time at Celine increased both financial and creative success of the house. He was followed by the now famous British creative director Phoebe Philo. Philo has continued from where Kors left off, continuing the strong themes of contemporary minimalism, whilst bringing her own ideas to the fore, pushing the Celine house to new heights over the past few years.
Handmade in Italy
Celine glasses and sunglasses are easily identified by the strong clean shapes. The neutral colour tones of the handmade Italian acetate material from which it is constructed. This lustrous material is produced by the famous family owned Mazzuchelli company and Celine glasses have unique proprietary shades and patterns. Popular colours include havana, dark havana and black, classic shades.
The trademark detail on these glasses is the three pin hinge detail. This detail is a functional yet stylish reference to the days when all eyewear was hand made by skilled artisans. Celine, to this day use the most skilled and experienced staff at the Safilo factory in Padua, Italy. An elegant CELINE brand logo plaque is inset into the temple of some glasses, though these glasses are unmistakably Celine, even without brand name embellishments.. If you have not already worn Celine glasses we invite you to experience one of the most distinctive collections available today, an investment piece, one which will accessorize from the most formal outfit to a more relaxed ensemble, Celine is sheer elegance.