STYLE Edit: Celine’s cute, Paris-inspired Teen Chain Besace bag debuted in the luxury fashion house’s autumn 2022 collection and pays tribute to the Arc de Triomphe, the French city’s storied monument
One of the most instantly recognisable icons of one of the world’s most iconic cities, the Arc de Triomphe sits at the heart of Paris, commemorating moments in French history with a beauty and visual harmony all its own. This magnificent monument is inextricably intertwined with the history and aesthetic of another quintessential element of the City of Light: Celine.
Now it comes with the addition of a cross-body chain – one with a 50cm drop, something that’s never been seen on a Triomphe bag before. In calfskin with a lambskin lining, it comes in black, rice and velvet red shiny calfskin, and features three inner compartments, as well as a thin layer of foam inside to create a bombé or “full” effect.
The Teen Chain Besace was featured twice in the maison’s winter 2022 show, Dans Paris, which took place at the Salons D’Apparat of the 18th century Hôtel de la Marine and military museum Les Invalides, and represented an evolution of the brand’s previous collection – spring/summer 2022’s Baie des Anges.
- Founder Céline Vipiana was inspired by the Arc de Triomphe and the fashion brand has since incorporated the monument into its design vocabulary via its double ‘C’ logo and Triomphe closure
- A new version of the Teen Besace, the Teen Chain Besace bag comes in black, rice and velvet red shiny calfskin – and with a never-before-seen 50cm drop cross-body chain