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Rene Celestin

Founder, OBO

The seasoned creative producer regularly orchestrates fashion shows for the likes of Altuzarra and Gucci.


As the managing partner and founder of OBO, a creative and production management group, Rene Celestin orchestrates some of fashion’s most groundbreaking runway shows and events. As the creative director of many of Victoria’s Secret’s televised fashion shows, Celestin oversaw production for one of the fashion industry's most watched shows with an audience in the millions.

For the likes of Valentino,  Ralph Lauren , MAC Cosmetics and Kanye West, Celestin collaborates with creatives to curate the show in its entirety, from the music, to set, to lighting, under a unified aesthetic vision. Since its establishment, OBO has offered its services across the globe, ranging from Stockholm to Beijing, helping brands communicate more creatively with their consumers. Celestin’s diverse profile has included directing the world finals of the annual Elite Model Look competition in 2011 in the Mercedes Benz Arena, while other fashion clients include the likes of Ami, Brioni, Mugler, Off-White, Altuzarra, and Gucci, and many more.

OBO, has offices in Paris, London and New York.

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