About Céline

It’s no secret that Céline, acquired by luxury conglomerate LVMH in 1996,  has been hugely influential, and a favourite of critics, since Phoebe Philo took the creative reins in 2008. In a recent profile for American Vogue,Hamish Bowles said Philo had “reinvented the way women dress and transformed a mere house into a fashion cult.”

But Philo’s Céline has beena commercial success story as well. While LVMH doesn’t break out performance figures for individual brands, on an earnings call in January, the group’s chairman and CEO, Bernard Arnault, made special mention of Céline, saying that the brand had produced “exceptional results.” And this is all because of Phoebe Philo.