7 Times When Phoebe Philo’s
Reign of Minimalism Ruled
When the news of Céline creative director Phoebe Philo’s departure broke, many women the world over, especially the women of goop, felt a tinge of sentimentality. Philo had held the role since 2008, and over the course of the last ten years redefined what it meant to dress a modern woman—her pieces were unfussy and minimalist. She in so many ways, understood exactly what we wanted to be wearing, sometimes even before we did. She was a nonconformist, and we loved her for it.
There were the bags, of course, the multi-use Trio—which came in every color of the rainbow—and the Luggage tote, which truly is the perfect carryall. Under Philo, her spirit embodied the coats (oversized), the pantsuits (slouchy), and dresses (knit, silky, or A-line) she sent down the runway and into stores. She was responsible for our renewed interest in Stan Smiths, which were a regular part of her personal uniform. Here, a look back at the woman who set trends in every category she touched—somehow we managed to whittle this list down to a handful of our favorite moments.
The perfect pant, tailored just-so meant to be worn with heels or flats.
Philo’s signature sparseness gets treated to a graphic silk print. The slouchy pants captured a summery mood.
Asymmetrical skirts become a new closet staple.
This is how you do a statement sleeve.
Pants plus sandals. An especially compelling formula if you live somewhere where it’s 75 degrees in October.
Hoops, a red lip, and a pull-on boot make for easy dressing marching orders.
Head-to-toe tan is a statement in and of itself. Breaking it up with varying degrees of texture takes daywear
to the next level.
GOING, GOING, GONE…
The goop fashion team’s get-them-before-they’re-gone-edit.
- CÉLINE Cardigan Available at select Céline Boutiques
- CÉLINE Handbag Céline, $2,900
- CÉLINE Hoops Céline, $1,050
- CÉLINE Sunglasses 24 Sèvres, $460
- CÉLINE Iconic Sandal Available at select Céline Boutiques
- CÉLINE Shirt Dress 24 Sèvres, $1,200
- CÉLINE Hoops Céline, $415
- CÉLINE Big Bag Céline, $3,950
- CÉLINE Sweater Available at select Céline Boutiques
- CÉLINE Trouser Available at select Céline Boutiques
- CÉLINE Bootie Available at select Céline Boutiques
- CÉLINE Sandal Available at select Céline Boutiques