In this file photo taken on July 19, 2005 shows French designer Hedi Slimane attending the HBO Films and Picturehouse premiere of "Last Days" at The Sunshine Theatre in New York City. AFP / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Evan Agostini
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If Hedi Slimane had crushed a kitten under the heel of one of his studded boots he might have provoked less of an outcry than his debut show for Celine.Even Slimane's fans admit that the man credited with inventing the much-copied skinny and the oversized looks, drove a steamroller over Philo's baby.His scorched-earth approach included calling his show "Celine 01," as if the 70 years before his arrival at the brand had not existed, and erasing Philo's clothes from the label's Instagram account.'Is Slimane fashion's Trump?' Rubbishing the work of such an iconic female designer as the #MeToo movement marked its first anniversary, and on the very night the world squirmed at the Kavanaugh Supreme Court vote in Washington, was particularly bad timing.Jo Ellison of the Financial Times, who attended a Philophile wake before the show, simmered with barely concealed fury about Slimane's high-handedness after the decade of work Philo had put into making Celine a $800-million brand.
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