>> Phoebe Philo's return to fashion is highly anticipated, to say the least — Vogue already booked an editorial exclusive to feature her first Celine collection in their March 2009 issue — but it may not happen as planned. It's rumored that Phoebe is clashing with LVMH management — specifically Celine's new CEO, Marco Gobbetti, who moved over to the brand at the same time as the designer.
The original plan was to have Philo unveil her Fall 2009 collection during a presentation in Paris this March, followed by her runway debut in October, but now, the March presentation appears to be in question. According to a spokesperson, "Phoebe's debut show will be in October, as has always been planned and we are as excited as ever for Celine's partnership with Phoebe Philo." And as for the March collection, according to a "reliable industry source," a "team" is at work on the designs.