Céline AW16

Phoebe Philo is British, she was born in Paris and educated in London she studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and graduated in 1996.

Phoebe works in London where she lives with her husband and three children.

She began working for Chloé in 1997 as Stella McCartney‘s design assistant, succeeding her as Creative Director in 2001, after the Gucci Group offered McCartney the opportunity to launch her own label.

In 2006 Philo left Chloé. During this break from the industry, she moved back to London to be with her family and had her second child. In 2008, LVMH offered her a job as Creative Director and board member of the old French house Céline, where she could work from London. She agreed, and presented her debut collection the next year to much critical acclaim.