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Designer Hedi Slimane is to take over at Celine: LVMH

Paris (AFP) – Hedi Slimane, the designer who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, the brand’s owners LVMH said Sunday.

The 49-year-old French-born creator is one of fashion’s biggest and most enigmatic names, and his future has been surrounded by speculation since he walked away from Saint Laurent last year.

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