Bag of the Week: Celine Triomphe bag

The 77 years of the creative journey of Celine from a children’s shoe boutique to being a part of the luxury conglomerate, LVMH can be rightly considered a voyage d’inspiration. Owing to the accolades received for its artisanal silhouettes, the House has become a celebrated name in the fashion world. Till today, the creations of Celine carry the legacy of minimal aesthetics and understated elegance. 

Each work of art by the brand has observed functional over frivolous as its core DNA. Defined by structural shapes and clean lines, the handbags from the label are no exception. Despite not following the fleeting trends, they still managed to find a spot in the closets of the world’s beau monde. From a plethora of timeless masterpieces, we have chosen a bag that represents the brand’s savoir-faire,  a bag that is innately Celine — the Celine Triomphe bag.                          the Celine Triomphe bag

Of Precise Details & Classic Allure: The Celine Triomphe Bag

Designed by Creative Director Hedi Slimane, the Celine Triomphe bag has elevated the ensemble of celebrities like Selena Gomez, Emilia Clarke, Angelina Jolie, and Karlie Kloss. With a sophisticated appeal, it shares some identical traits with the Classic Box bag. The fusion of modern simplicity with the archival codes immediately established Triomphe as an icon of the House after its release. 

Celine-triomphe bag
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With a notable design, the double ‘C’ on the center serves as the main character of the bag. The motif has been a part of the Celine archives since the 1970s and the story began when Celine Vipiana’s car broke down on the Place de L’Etoile in Paris. She was inspired by the chain surrounding the Arc de Triomphe and adopted the double links to create a dual-sided “C” as a signature motif for all her designs. Reimagined by the creator, this insignia was added as a metal closure to the bag for a luxe finish.

While the style is available in varied versions and in a myriad of color palettes, the Celine Triomphe in beige and tan shades caught our sight. Let’s explore this impressive piece closely.

Celine Classique Triomphe Shoulder Bag                                      the Celine Triomphe bag

 Faultless craftsmanship and well-executed features encapsulate this Celine invention. With a vintage charm, this Triomphe bag is cloaked from buttery soft leather and fitted with panels of the beige canvas. It is kept toned down by not congesting with many elements and the double “C” motif in gold tone takes the center stage on the sleek frame. The Maison’s desire to focus on practicality is given due prominence with a compartmentalized interior and a shoulder strap.

The Triomphe bag was an early creation that established Hedi Slimane as a fashion maestro who strongly held onto the heritage of the French Maison even after Pheobe Philo’s exit. The Luxury Closet has a wide variety of new and pre-owned Triomphe bags and other Celine women’s handbags that will transcend trends and complement every fashion expedition you set out to. Have fun shopping!

Also Read: Five Popular Celine Bags Designed by Phoebe Philo

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