According to reports, creative director Phoebe Philo is preparing to exit Céline.

With that, LVMH is conducting interviews to find a replacement.

An anonymous source notes that “The interviews have been going on for a few months now,” while LVMH has continuously denied that Philo is leaving the company.

LVMH previously stated:

“We categorically deny any imminent departure of Phoebe Philo from Céline.”

While another source claims that Philo is expected to make her exit by the end of 2017.

Potential replacements for the Céline creative director include:

  • Natasa Cagalj – former Stella McCartney design director
  • Michael Rider – design director of Céline ready-to-wear
  • Ilaria Icardi – design director at Victoria Beckham

Phoebe Philo joined the Céline team in 2008 and since her time with the mega brand, Philo has helped raise the label’s annual sales from roughly $235 million USD to $800+ million USD.



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