Jury

René Célestin

Founder

OBO, Paris

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 Victoria’s Secret’s annual fashion show, with 11 years under his belt, Celestin oversees creative and production for fashion industry's most watched show, registering an audience in the tens of millions. For the likes of Armani, Ralph Lauren , MAC Cosmetics and Kanye West , Celestin collaborates with creatives to curate the entirety of the experience: music, scenography, lighting, choreography, all under a singular aesthetic vision. Since its establishment, OBO has provided such 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. He is also working with, and advising, other fashion houses such as Ami, Brioni, Cerrutti, Mugler, Off-White, Alexandre Vauthier, Elie Saab, Altuzarra, and Gucci, amongst many more. Today, OBO has offices in Paris, London and New York.