Celine is a French luxury clothing brand. It was founded in 1945 by Celine Vipiana but is today owned by LMVH - the same company that owns Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and many more luxury brands.
Celine specialises in women's ready to wear clothing and the current season has some gorgeous dresses to choose from, the second collection from the recently appointed creative director, Phoebe Philo. Previous creative directors of Celine have included Michael Kors, whose accessories and ready to wear lines were well received.
The Spring Summer 2009 range of Celine ready to wear has some gorgeous dresses, tops, trousers, jackets and shorts, together with some cute bags. The finest silk is used in the designs of many of the dresses, and clever draping is a common feature in the latest collection. For colder evenings, there is a beautiful khaki longline wrap made from wool, to keep out the chills.
The collection contains some stylish handbags, with evening bags made from exotic materials including python and lizard skin. Daytime handbags are manufactured from the softest leather and are more roomy and practical, featuring distinctive Celine silver hardware and useful pockets.
Celebrites who have been seen wearing Celine designs include Angelina Jolie, who has been seen with a Celine calfskin hobo bag, and Tara Reid (of American Pie fame) who has been seen wearing a Celine pink dress with a gold bodice.
Celine ready to wear, footwear and bags are on sale at Yoox, where you can browse the Spring / Summer or Autumn / Winter collections. Last seasons designs are often discounted, with discounts sometimes reaching as much as 80% if you are particularly fortunate. However, in such cases available sizes may be limited. Yoox also deliver world wide, plus look out for the sale discounts on the Yoox site.