TEAM SPIRIT: What does Céline have in common with Maison Martin Margiela? A strict policy about not communicating about its collaborators, including one of its latest recruits, from the house that Martin built.

According to market sources, Matthieu Blazy, the designer who had been responsible for Margiela’s couture line, dubbed Artisanal, has joined the studio of Céline creative director Phoebe Philo. It is understood Philo has also engaged one of her former Chloe associates, Yvan Mispelaere, who more recently had worked as a design director at Roberto Cavalli, Gucci and Diane von Furstenberg.

This story first appeared in the November 20, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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