Phoebe Philo's success at Céline extends far beyond the clothes. In a recent feature in the Times, Benjamin Seidler explained Philo's allure. Not only does she create clothes that real women want to wear but she is also an embodiment of the women she designs for. Take for example her decision not to show a runway show this season due to being heavily pregnant. While many were critical of the decision, it has actually made her fans relate to her even more.
'I'm seduced by the sense of it being the vision of a strong woman who has created a fashion moment, who wonderfully negotiated working from London because that’s where her family is and who has decided not to do a runway show this season because of her pregnancy,' Agata Belcen, fashion editor at Another Magazine, said. Katie Bain, shoe manager a the British Fashion Council, agrees: 'Phoebe Philo at Céline creates a collection each season that is about building a wardrobe rather than focusing on throwaway trends. I think, as a working woman (and mum), she really has that ability to resonate with what women want to wear.'