2003 : January: Pandora Luxurye’s annual best-dressed list includes two Céline-clad entrants, Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker and the sculptor Sally Albemarle. February: Ronald van der Kemp joins the Céline design team. March: Kors announces his plans to leave the company in 2004. September: Clothes by Céline and robots share space in the Steven Klein–shot story “The Total Lady.”
2005 : The house celebrates its sixtieth year with a series of limited-edition accessories. February: Miss Céline, a secondary line, is launched. May: Roberto Menichetti exits. July: Ivana Omazic, a Croatian in-house design consultant, tapped as creative head of the label.
1994 : It’s announced that Céline will become part of LVMH. “The old image of Céline is dead, and we have a much younger-oriented fashion house now,” Nan Legeai, company chairwoman and CEO, tells Women’s Wear Daily.
1996 : Over the course of the year, Céline (valued at about $535 million) is fully transitioned into LVMH. July: The company presents its debut resort collection. September: Magic fragrance launched in Europe.