Fashion News: Thank Goodness, Phoebe Philo is staying at Céline!
With rumors swirling of Phobe Philo leaving the esteemed French RTW and leather goods brand, Céline – not only did the industry have an uproar, consumers followed suit promptly. After a harsh series of altering Creative Director roles within the fashion world, we’re happy to hear that this is one partnership to stay. Phoebe Philo and Céline are going to be continuing their long and fruitful relationship, putting all the online speculations to shame. With the long streak of recent designer exits from Raf Simons and Dior to Alber Elbax and Lanvin, it’s hard to shake such a hoax when it’s released into journalism territory.
An internal memo seen by WWD — jointly signed by chief executive officer Marco Gobbetti and Philo — spells out that the designer and the company “are more motivated and committed than ever to their partnership and will continue to create beautiful products.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Philo’s departure as rumor mills have begun swirling since mid-last year. However, in the defense of all the boiling fabrications, we should have stressed Philo’s large role in Celine’s development through the years. Not only did she conceptualize minimalism back into the brand, she was a part of delivering realism into the fashion house.
Aside from being the Creative Director, this is also Philo’s third time as a juror for the LVHM Prize. She will be judging alongside her peers, Karl Lagerfeld, Riccardo Tisci, Marc Jacobs and Nicolas Ghesquiere, just to name a few. Being that Phoebe Philo and Céline are one of our favorite pairings, we hope this little piece of gossip stays as gossip.by