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Art and Fashion Collide in Celine's Collaboration with Christian Marclay

The audio visual artist brings his paintings and onomatopoeic collages to the historic French house.
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Hedi Slimane came in with a bang when he debuted his Spring 2019 collection for CELINE, polarizing his audience and inspiring Instagram accounts dedicated to the "old" Celine. However, what’s making noise now is the availability of his collaboration with a fellow music aficionado, American/Swiss artist Christian Marclay: a loud, capsule inspired by vintage comic books.

Record executive and critic Tim Carr described the artist's work as one that is “the art of unintended sound." Cutting up different vinyls and restitching them into completely new records, Marclay’s practice is based on the manipulation of sound. Marclay, an early lover of punk music, acquired his interest in sound through performance art (see his 19883 Record Player). His 1995 “Telephones” is a 24-hour masterpiece of film clips featuring people answering the phone and communicating with one another.

His 2000 performance art piece “Guitar Drag” captured a man strapping an electric guitar to the back of a pickup truck and dragging it in the middle of an open road. While it focused on the scratching sound the guitar made, it was also symbolic of the death of 49-year-old James Byrd Jr., a black man who was dragged to death by a pickup truck at the hands of three white supremacists.

The collection certainly doesn’t whisper — it screams with Marclay’s onomatopoeic collages, and artwork appearing on denim jackets, tee shirts, and bags to name a handful of what has been created. Our favourite is the embellished kimono. Scroll down to see the rest of our favourite picks.

KIMONO

Peacocking is making a comeback and this standout rainbow embroidered Kimono will make sure you stand out from the flock.

Embroidered Kimono Jacket In Wool Crepe Christian Marclay 'BRAAOWN'.

 

T-SHIRT

Rock out, with your Christian Marclay top out! This white kimono sleeve "Kabloosh" top can be dressed up or down- looking especially chic with the other jackets in the collection.

Women's Kimono Sleeve T-Shirt printed in Jersey, Christian Marclay 'Kabloosh'.

BROOCH

Beep beep, who’s got the pin of the week-?! CELINE. Feel Supa Dupa Fly in this black and gold enamel brooch.

Christian Marclay 'BEEP' in Enamel, Crystal and brass with gold finish.

SNEAKERS

Slip into this summertime ready shoe, while you sit back and sip on a Moscow Mule. This cotton, comic book inspired shoe is great for the office or a Surf and Turf cookout.

Men’s mule Celine Elliot In Christian Marclay 'AAAAAHHH' printed canvas.

LEATHER JACKET

Michelle Pfeiffer spots you—her cool rider, wearing this classic, luxe “Zzhaa Zow” peak collar leather calfskin jacket. A classic cut, with Marclay's standout patch, makes it the investment piece of your dreams.

Men's - Classic Biker In Calfskin with CHRISTIAN MARCLAY 'ZZHAA ZOW' patch.

The Celine Christian Marclay Summer 2019 collaboration is now available in Celine stores and on celine.com.

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