Phoebe Philo leaving Chloé

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    CHLOE confirmed this morning that Phoebe Philo has resigned as creative director of the label. "I am grateful to the House of Chloe for giving me the opportunity to develop as a designer and to serve as its creative director for the past four years," said Philo, who joined the house in 1997 with Stella McCartney before taking over the top job in 2001. "Chloe is a beautiful house with a great history, and I am proud to have worked alongside the wonderfully talented people there. My decision to resign is for personal reasons, including especially to spend more time with my new baby in the coming months. I want to thank the House of Chloe, the Richemont Group and of course Ralph Toledano for their support and their understanding of my decision. These past years have been exciting for all of us, and I wish the company all the best success in the future." Chairman and ceo of Chloe, Ralph Toledano, added, "We thank Phoebe for her contribution. We respect her choice to focus on her family at this point in her life, and wish her all the best." The house design team, made up of Sara Jowett, Natasha Lee, Valeska Duetsch, Adrian Appiolaza and Yvan Mispelaere, is expected to put together the forthcoming autumn/winter 2006-7 show – due in March – just as they did for this winter's collection while Philo was on maternity leave. The spotlight is now on Roland Mouret, who walked out of his London-based company two months ago, and is widely expected to step into Philo's shoes. No comment has yet been made from either Chloe or Mouret to corroborate the rumours, however.
  2. I already posted about this on the "other" blog but I'm seriously disappointed. She put out some great designs for Chloe. I can understand her wanted to be with her baby though.

    Are their any reports of where she may go in the future?
  3. What "other" blog? (And I don't say that in a mean way AT ALL, just wondering where! You don't have to be afraid to talk about a different site on here! :shame:

    I'm happy for her- because being with family should come first. But I hope Chloe can find someone to fill her shoes :idea:
  4. That is a shame, but I would probably do the same if I were having a baby. I plan to take time off of work after having kids (which is like, 10 years from now... phew, got a lot of working to do!).

    I hope Chloe finds someone who is as talented as she is. I :love: the clothing. A little expensive, but beautiful stuff :biggrin:
  5. that's why i don't want to have kids:lol:
  6. Whatever you do, don't ever tell that to your employer!! I just hope things change for the better by then.
  7. I have always loved Phoebe's designs for Chloè, so I am sorry she has taken this decision. At the same time, however, I really admire her for her choice: she's young and talented, but she's a mother too, so it takes guts to leave all her success behind and focus on her family. I wish her all the best, she deserves it.
  8. Eh, I'd just leave my job and most likely not go back. I plan on getting my master's and becoming a college professor and teach writing and communications classes, so after having children and staying home for a while is when I would make the career change and begin teaching.

    (Sorry for the OT subject :shame: )
  9. The Fashion Spot. I put it that way because some blogs I frequent don't like you to mention others on their sites. Now I know! Megs your so cool!