Is Celine designer Hedi Slimane still at war with Anna Wintour?

Celine creative director Hedi Slimane seems to still be holding a grudge against Vogue’s most powerful editor, Anna Wintour.

Eagle-eyed Met Gala watchers noted that French brand Celine was not at the famed Super Bowl of fashion on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The night’s honoree, the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, was such a fan of Slimane that he famously lost 92 pounds to fit into the suits the designer was making for Dior Homme.

In a Twitter discussion about who was and was not on the red carpet, European “It” girl Camille Charriere seemed to confirm the bad blood.

Charriere’s wedding to film producer Francois Larpin was covered by the fashion bible in December 2021, leaving out a mention of her wedding dress by Slimane.

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French influencer Camille Charriere said Slimane would not allow her to give wedding dress pics to Vogue.
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Chiming in on one social media user alleging, “Celine is banned” by Vogue, influencer Charrière responded “not banned,” but stated she “wasn’t allowed” by Slimane to “give my registry pics to Vogue.”

“It’s a choice Hedi made because he’s against the globalization of culture,” she said.

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Slimane is said to have been upset when Emmanuelle Alt was fired from French Vogue.
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The alleged grudge has been going on for a while between Wintour and the former creative director for Yves Saint Laurent.

WWD reported that Vogue’s Runway section was not invited to cover Celine’s spring 2022 virtual show.

According to the fashion publicationSlimane was upset when Condé Nast fired the top editors at Vogue’s international editions – including his bestie, former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt.

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Sources reportedly said the designer also pulled advertising from Vogue.
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The move happened in May 2021 as part of a restructuring after Wintour was named Global Editorial Director of Condé Nast’s magazine group.

Sources told the pub, “Slimane has expressed his frustration to Vogue global director and Condé Nast chief content officer Anna Wintour and hit the brakes on some advertising with the Vogue brand.”

A source close to the magazine tells Page Six, “it is Hedi’s decision not to work with Vogue,” and they have “nothing but respect and admiration for him and look forward to covering Celine in the future.”

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