The highly anticipated Celine Homme Summer 24 fashion show in Paris, faced an unexpected cancellation due to the ongoing riots in France. BTS’ V and actor Park Bo Gum, who was scheduled to attend the event as brand ambassadors, were among the celebrities affected by this turn of events. The decision to cancel the show was made by Celine’s creative director, Hedi Slimane, in light of the dangerous situation in the country.
Celine Cancels Fashion Show
Hedi Slimane took to Instagram to announce the cancellation of the menswear show, citing concerns for the safety of everyone involved, including the guests. Recognizing the gravity of the ongoing riots, Slimane deemed it inappropriate to proceed with the event. Both V and Park Bo Gum had previously confirmed their attendance at the fashion show, but there have been no updates from either of them following the cancellation announcement.
#Taehyung was scheduled to attend the Celine Homme fashion show on 3rd july at 3:30 (KST)which got cancelled due to the riots going on in Paris.
Here is a full translation of Hedi Slimane IG content related to the cancellation. I hope Taehyung to come back safely soon. pic.twitter.com/y5eK7NOcQF
— MoniRocks@ᗷTS⟭⟬WORLD (@MonicaChowdhur6) July 2, 2023
Disruption in France
The cancellation of the Celine fashion show comes amidst nationwide protests in France triggered by the death of a teenager at the hands of a police officer. The citizens are demanding changes to the laws, alleging racism as the motive behind the incident. The protests have resulted in ongoing unrest and numerous arrests. As the funeral for the teenager coincided with the scheduled fashion show, netizens supported Celine’s decision to cancel the event, showing respect for the current situation.
About V and Park Bo Gum
V and Park Bo Gum, along with BLACKPINK’s Lisa, was recently revealed as the official brand ambassadors for Celine. This trio has made headlines with their individual and collective appearances, elevating the brand’s popularity. While V returned from a solo project filming, Park Bo Gum is currently working on a new drama alongside IU. It remains uncertain whether they will extend their trip or return following the cancellation of the fashion show.