In That New Phoebe Philo
The Designer Who Got Men to Care About Womenswear
Phoebe Philo is your favorite designer’s favorite designer. When she joined the ranks of famed fashion label Chloé as an assistant back in 1997, she worked her way up to become the brand’s creative director in 2002. It ushered in a new era of contemporary womenswear—importantly designed by a woman, a point made clearer after this season’s women’s fashion shows in Europe, where high-profile exits at houses like Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton and Gabriela Hearst’s own departure from Chloé brought up how many luxury houses were now creatively helmed by men.