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Fashion’s Midsummer Finale: Celine, Outdoor Voices, & DesignerGPT

Celine designer Hedi Slimane.
Celine designer Hedi Slimane. Photo: Anne-Chrstine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images
Lauren Sherman
July 3, 2023

The Alaïa versus Celine drama of the past few weeks came to an unexpected, not-so-funny ending when Celine decided to cancel its menswear show on July 2 due to protests in Paris, ignited by the death of a teenager last Tuesday at the hands of the police. “Having to abruptly cancel a show, which represents considerable work for the couture house, my teams and the workshops, is a disappointment,” designer Hedi Slimane wrote in French on Instagram. “A fashion show in Paris… seems, from my sole point of view, inconsiderate…”