Celine was founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana, as a maker of children’s shoes. In the 1950s they expanded their lines to include leather accessories. Ready-to-wear clothing was added in the early 1960s. The trademark horse and sulky date from 1967. Celine's clothes often have their trademark metal horse-bit with chain detailing which was first used in 1972. Today Celine is one of the highest luxury designer houses.