Designers these days know full well that before their debut at a fashion house, a solid drumroll is in order. Most recently, Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci pulled that off expertly and Celine’s Hedi Slimane is too hard at work. His first Celine bag, Le 16 met the world via Lady Gaga to much buzz and while the designer is known for rarely taking on press interviews, he recently gave one to Le Figaro (english translation here) — an occurrence so atypical of him that it made headlines in the fashion world.

Now, more: a peek at his younger days in Paris, through Celine’s Spring/Summer 2019 show invitation that’s a poster book of his hangout spots. From clubs to cafes and art history lessons at the Ecole du Louvre, see snippets of the locations Slimane frequented:

Hedi Slimane’s Celine Spring/Summer 2019 show will take place at Hotel des Invalides in Paris, 2.30am Singapore time on September 29.