PARIS — Bernard Arnault has netted another fashion star for his luxury universe, naming Phoebe Philo as the new creative director of Celine.
The British designer — widely credited for catapulting Chloé into the big leagues with her hip and feminine clothes and accessories — is to start in October. She will present her first Celine collection next March for the fall-winter 2009 season, with a runway debut seven months later.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"