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Celine Brooches

Celine (France)

Now renowned for chic womens wear as well as luxury leather handbags that are often recognized for their iconic gold-tone fastening and hardware, French fashion house Celine got its start in children’s shoes.

In 1945, Céline Vipiana and her husband, Richard, opened a made-to-measure shoe shop for children at 52 rue de Malte in Paris. Designer Céline’s name graced the business, alongside a red elephant designed by French cartoonist Raymond Peynet that served as the company’s first logo. In 1967, following an expansion into women’s shoes and leather accessories, the Vipianas decided to expand their company’s reach into women’s ready-to-wear, focusing on high-end sportswear. Céline Vipiana, who remained chief designer until her death in 1997, would oversee a range of fashion that would reach an international audience with a pared-down elegance and timeless style.

The company quickly achieved widespread success with its new offerings, most notably its trench coat, which became a staple for the brand. In the 1970s, they expanded outside Paris with boutiques in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills and Hong Kong. In 1973, Céline Vipiana, inspired by chain links around the Arc de Triomphe, debuted the Blazon Chaîne motif of interlocking C’s. She began using it on a printed canvas and branding as well as accents on accessories, such as the Triomphe bag.

Vipiana’s designs were created to appeal as everyday fashion: Celine skirts, suits, fitted shirts, vests and coats were stylish but rooted in practicality. Quality, too, was paramount; Vipiana’s determination to deliver the best possible leather led to the opening of a studio in Florence, where the brand created its leather goods.

Vipiana died a year after her brand was acquired by Bernard Arnault’s luxury conglomerate LVMH for about $540 million. American designer Michael Kors then took the helm as creative director. Kors, too, was known for practical but chic ready-to-wear. He introduced such luxury staples as cashmere sets, smartly tailored pants and simple slip dresses, plus themed collections around jet-setter locales like Monte Carlo and Tahiti. Following Kors’s departure in 2004, onetime Burberry designer Roberto Menichetti took the job for just a year. He was followed by designer Phoebe Philo, the young British designer who is now credited with establishing Celine’s 21st-century style.

Philo created a distinct, minimal style that channeled the brand’s roots of practical simplicity with luxury materials. (“I just thought I’d clean it up,” she quipped of her debut collection in 2010.) Over the course of ten years, Philo turned the company into a beloved fixture of the fashion industry. In 2018, after Philo’s departure, the house tapped Hedi Slimane, former creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, as its new leader; he caused a stir when he famously removed the accent from the brand name. Controversial though it was, Slimane maintained it was a return to the label’s roots: an exercise in strong simplicity.

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Jumbo Gilded Abstract Knot Brooch With Checker Texture By Celine, 1990s
By Celine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2" x 1.6" - Gold plated - Made in Paris, France - By Celine (signed on verso) - Circa 1990s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1990s Modern Celine Brooches

Vintage CELINE Logo Bicentenary French Revolution Sun Brooch
By Celine
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CELINE Logo Bicentenary French Revolution Sun Brooch Measurements: Height: 2.12 inches (5.4 cm) Width: 1.69 inches (4.3 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic CELINE PARIS. - CELIN...
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1980s Vintage Celine Brooches

Celine Logo Scarf Clip
By Celine
Located in Riverdale, NY
Celine Logo Scarf/Lapel Clip from the late 1980's. Made in Italy for Celine, Paris. 2" x 2". 1989 France. Excellent condition.
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1980s Vintage Celine Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Celine Pave Door Knocker Logo Brooch
By Celine
Located in Riverdale, NY
Celine pave door knocker logo brooch of 18 kt gilded metal, crystal pave and curb chain fringe. Signed, "Celine". Made in Italy 1989. 1.75" x 4" long. Excellent condition.
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1980s Vintage Celine Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Celine Paris Vintage Gold Toned Double Ring Brooch
By Celine
Located in Nice, FR
CELINE Paris vintage gold toned double ring brooch. Embossed CELINE Paris at the front. Marked CELINE LE Made in Italy on the reverse. JEWELRY CONDITION CHART - New or never worn :...
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20th Century Celine Brooches

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Celine Knot Vintage Brooch In Gold Metal And Rhinestones
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