Lady Gaga is no doubt a fashion icon, but when the six-time Grammy winner was photographed in Paris carrying a sleek leather black purse with a monogrammed ‘L.G’, fans and fashion-lovers noticed something big.
The important accessory she was holding is Hedi Slimane’s first bag for Céline. Fashion editor, Pierre A. M’Pelé, first noticed the bag on Gaga from photos she took at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Slimane was the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent from 2012-2016 and famously dropped “Yves” from the brand’s logo and name. After leaving Saint Laurent, LVMH appointed Slimane as creative director for the French luxury ready-to-wear brand, Céline – taking the reigns from Phoebe Philo.
Tom Eerebout, Lady Gaga’s longtime stylist, confirmed to Business of Fashion that Slimane “gifted her the bag and it’s the first one from his new collection.” Slimane’s first collection for Celiné is set to launch in Paris next month.