Phoebe Philo, the former creative director at Chloé, is to join Celine in October.
Phoebe Philo will take up the position of creative director at the LVMH-owned Celine brand in October. Her first collection for Celine will be for autumn 09, but her first catwalk presentation will not take place until October 2009.
Philo stepped down from her position at Chloé in 2006 to spend more time with her family. She was widely credited with reviving the French fashion house alongside Stella McCartney. Philo took the top job at Chloé in 2001 following the departure of McCartney and her feminine designs were widely copied by the high street.