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26-04-2004
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While I think he would be a much better choice than those d2 morons,I'd have to agree with the latter postings. I'm not sure if this is a comfortable arrangement as powerful as LVMH. Burberry was an entirely different field because they expect traditions to be obligitory and Roberto is an artisan in the first right. LVMH,is much too demanding for marketable reasons with stagnant trends....and that's not his game.

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26-04-2004
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Well I'm very disapointed in this

I actually think Mr Kors wasn't great, but this is a definite step down, his collections for Burberry were just weird, Italian minimalism (think how improved Burberry has become with Christopher Bailey at the helm) and I can't see it working for Celine

As for his own collection - whats the point? J Crew or Club Monaco have more directional product

I don't know why they didn't give a younger designer a chance to do a witty, chic take on Celine, someone like Proenza Scholoer, Sophia Kokosolaki or Luella Bartley (especially after seeing her Fall 04/05 collection) could have really given that house some life whilst keeping the essence of a chic preppy French house

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Originally posted by catwalker@Apr 26th, 2004 - 4:08 pm
Well I'm very disapointed in this

I actually think Mr Kors wasn't great, but this is a definite step down, his collections for Burberry were just weird, Italian minimalism (think how improved Burberry has become with Christopher Bailey at the helm) and I can't see it working for Celine

As for his own collection - whats the point? J Crew or Club Monaco have more directional product

I don't know why they didn't give a younger designer a chance to do a witty, chic take on Celine, someone like Sophia Kokosolaki or Luella Bartley (especially after seeing her Fall 04/05 collection) could have really given that house some life whilst keeping the essence of a chic preppy French house
i so agree
(apart the Proenza Schouler, nomination)

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26-04-2004
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Italian minimalism was weird?

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Originally posted by Orochian@Apr 26th, 2004 - 7:56 pm
Italian minimalism was weird?
no, i think the post reffers to his collections for Burberry being weird

plus Burberry is no Celine...
i certainly find him bland

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Well now it's official:

Vogue article

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CELINE'S NEW MAN

ROBERTO MENICHETTI will replace Michael Kors as artistic director of Celine, the French fashion house confirmed this afternoon. Born in Buffalo, New York, the 37-year-old Italian designer started his career as Claude Montana's protégé in the Eighties before heading up the design team at Jil Sander. He made fashion history when he was hired by Rose Marie Bravo at Burberry in 1998, and managed to put its world-famous plaid back on fashion pages. But while so many other labels continue to go in for reinvention, Menichetti intends rather to pick up where Kors' left off after his six-year run at Celine. "Although fashion is in a period of great transition, LVMH and its brands remain one of the most important forces in the industry," he said. "I am very pleased to be joining the women's brand Celine as I have always been fascinated with the allure and sensuality of Parisian women. I look forward to the challenge that the continued evolution and potential of Celine represent." Preparing to celebrate its 60th birthday next year, the house, which now has an international network of 100 boutiques, is enjoying a sales high, having realised a double-digits growth in 2003 thanks to Kors, whose contract expired in March. While at Celine, Menichetti is expected to continue working on his own womenswear, menswear and accessories label, Menichetti, which he launched onto the New York fashion scene last February. (April 26 2004, PM)
And I don't find his work bland; I find it restrained and tasteful.

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Menichetti not at Celine anymore
not that he did a brilliant job...
anyway here today's news from wwd

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It looks like the love affair didn't last.

Celine is said to be parting ways with artistic director Roberto Menichetti after just two seasons. According to sources, New York designer Peter Som is among those being courted by the label's parent, LVMH Moet Hennessy, to take over the design reins. Som, reached by telephone on Tuesday, declined comment.

Menichetti succeeded Michael Kors at Celine in April 2004, and drew his inspirations from the allure of Parisian women. His two collections for the French house, however, were poorly received by critics.

Menichetti is based in Gubbio, Italy, where his family owns an apparel factory. The designer, born in Buffalo, N.Y., has a namesake line that he presents in New York. Before Celine, he had been creative director of Burberry for three years, and had worked at Jil Sander in Hamburg, Germany.

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Peter Som for Celine..probably a better match...I wonder how Peter Som for Celine will deviate from Peter Som's own line...

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i feel bad for roberto

i liked what he was doing!

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Peter Som for Celine..probably a better match...I wonder how Peter Som for Celine will deviate from Peter Som's own line...
I'll try and see if I can get any confirmation or denial outta Peter...

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Thank god.

I hated Menichetti, it was just horrible. That first collection was soo bad, I cant believe LVMH approved him.

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i think he was ok, just not as spectacular as some would like him to be..

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That first collection was soo bad, I cant believe LVMH approved him.
on the runway, it was strange. in the boutique, it was gorgeous.

reality always cancels out fantasy, imo. because at the end of the day, clothes are made to be worn and enjoyed.

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26-05-2005
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from today's nytimes...

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THE writing was on the runway, so to speak.

In March, when Roberto Menichetti presented his second collection for Celine, a challenging assemblage of purple fur coats and green charmeuse tulip skirts, he did not follow the last model onto the runway for the customary designer's bow. In fact, he did not come out at all, almost as if he agreed with the one-word assessment of one socialite in the audience: ugly.

After protracted discussions between the designer and executives at Celine's parent company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, they have agreed to part ways. Mr. Menichetti's fall 2005 collection for the house was his last.

Paul Wilmot, a spokesman for Mr. Menichetti, said the breakup was by mutual consent. "It was a matter of timing," Mr. Wilmot said. "He wanted to spend more time working on his own collection."

Mr. Menichetti, a protégé of Jil Sander and Claude Montana, was for three years the creative director of Burberry, where he revived the flagging label and introduced its more experimental Prorsum line. He also worked for Cerruti for a season before starting his own collection, Menichetti, last year. When Michael Kors resigned from his post at Celine in 2003, Mr. Menichetti was hired to bring more edge to that brand as well.

Apart from the unflattering editorial response to said edge, an issue between Mr. Menichetti and his corporate bosses was the amount of time he was able to dedicate to Celine in Paris while continuing with his own collection in Milan.

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