Celine ‘Didn’t Mean Very Much’ to Phoebe Philo

Phoebe Philo

When Pheobe Philo took her job as creative director of Celine, she was glad that the label's reputation had dwindled. "Celine certainly didn't mean very much to me. When I was deciding whether or not to take the job at Celine, I didn't really look at the history of the house. I had other offers to come back but they weren't right, or they wouldn't let me stay in London, which was non-negotiable. But this would, and I liked the fact the name didn't stand for anything any more...it's really not relevant to me what Celine has been or where it has been. It will be whatever I make it for the time I'm there."

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