If you don't think you can hold out until this fall to see Pheobe Philo's return to the runway for Celine's Spring 2010 Collection, there's now a solution: The designer is due to put out a capsule collection of cycling attire for the French line, appropriately called, Bicyclette. Due out this August, Philo fans will be able to get their fix a couple months before she debuts her much anticipated come back to fashion, but only if they're of the athletic set, that is (or are ready to fake it, whichever). So what's Pheobe Philo's interpretation of a bicycling outfit? According to WWD, "styles include jersey dresses, cotton poplin skirts and a jacket that converts to a parka for unexpected showers." While we understand the rain parka, whatever happened to a good old-fashioned pair of bicycling shorts? Be prepared for those stiff breezes, that's all we gotta say. --CARSON GRIFFITH
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Celine Cancels Runway Show Due to Phoebe Philo's Pregnancy
One of Paris Fashion Week (and all of Fashion month)'s most highly anticipated collections won't see a runway this season. Celine creative director Phoebe Philo, who is due to give birth to her third child in April, is skipping the runway, WWD reports. If you're panicking at the possibility that there won't be another Celine collection to drool over this season, don't worry--she's still showing her collection.
Report: Marc Jacobs to Dior, Phoebe Philo to Louis Vuitton
After months of speculation and rumors about who would replace John Galliano at Dior, the latest report from WWD has Marc Jacobs in talks to take over at the storied French house. The news flies in the face of the most recent Dior rumors, which suggested that LVMH chair Bernard Arnault would install a lesser known designer at the helm. Of course, if Jacobs is appointed as creative director at Dior, he would vacate his post at Louis Vuitton, and a major reshuffling at LVMH would ensue. WWD is reporting that Phoebe Philo's massive success at Celine makes her the frontrunner to replace Jacobs at Louis Vuitton (not to fret, Philo-files, she will reportedly stay on as creative designer at Celine, too). None of this is set in stone yet--neither Jacobs nor Dior have commented on the report and a source told WWD that "a deal with Jacobs is not assured, but that the American designer and Dior management are so far 'excited' about the prospect."