Céline creative director Phoebe Philo has informed her team that she is leaving the house after its Autumn 2018 presentation. A representative for LVMH did not immediately return a request for comment.
“Working with Céline has been an exceptional experience for me these last 10 years,” commented Philo in an official release. “I am grateful to have worked with an incredibly talented and committed team and I would like to thank everyone along the way who has been a part of the collaborations and conversations … it’s been amazing.”
Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH, said: “What Phoebe has accomplished over the past 10 years represents a key chapter in the history of Céline. We are very grateful to Phoebe for having contributed to the great momentum of this Maison. A new era of development for Céline will now start and I am extremely confident in the future success of this iconic Maison.”
Earlier this year, Celine CEO Marco Gobbetti left for Burberry whose creative head would exit in 2018 giving in for a myriad of speculations as to who would take over his position.
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