Updated: Tuesday, 31 December 2013 20:00 | By Bang

Phoebe Philo awarded an OBE

Phoebe Philo has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List for her contribution to fashion, primarily in her role as creative director of Celine.


Phoebe Philo has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List for her contribution to fashion, primarily in her role as creative director of Celine.

Phoebe Philo has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List for her contribution to fashion, primarily in her role as creative director of Celine.

Phoebe Philo has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List.

The British fashion designer - who is famed for her role as creative director of French fashion house Celine - has received the prestigious title for her services to fashion, making her just one of three people in the fashion industry to be honoured on the annual register.

Phoebe is joined by Pat Mcgrath, who has previously been dubbed the world's most influential make-up artist by Vogue magazine, and Central Saint Martin's tutor and textile designer Natalie Gibson, both of whom receive an MBE.

The 40-year-old designer was educated in London at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design before moving to Paris in 1997 to assist Stella McCartney- who was Creative Director of Chloe - later taking over her role in 2011 to head up the fashion house for five years.

Phoebe has since become known for reinvigorating Celine since taking up the role of creative director in 2008, during which time she has also been awarded 'British Designer of The Year' by the British Fashion Council in 2010 and 'International Designer of The Year' by the Council of Fashion Designers America the following year.

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