After 10 years as Creative Director of the Parisian luxury brand Céline, designer Phoebe Philo is to step down. The British designers final show will be the SS18 show set to take place in Paris in March. In a statement from the brand Philo said “Working with Céline has been an exceptional experience for me these last 10 years. I am grateful to have worked with an incredibly talented and committed team and I would like to thank everyone along the way who has been part of the collaborations and conversations. It’s been amazing.” Philo joined Céline in 2008, after a tenure at Chloé, and over the 10 years has redefined how women dress, from revitalising the Stan Smith trainer she wore at the end of her catwalk shows, to turning out leather ‘it’ bags with ease as well as her famously edgy campaigns in collaboration with Juergen Teller. Rumours of her next role include a possible move to Burberry.
Alison Jacques gallery will be showing a set of three exhibitions of the work of Juergen Teller. From his seminal 90’s work, Go See – a series of images of models sent to his studio in 1998 on a ‘go see’ of which he photographed outside his West London studio to his work photographing Bavarian kids in his collection entitled Bubenreuth Kids in 2017. Made over a 12 month period, Go Sees shows hundreds of photographs of would be models sent to see Teller in the hope of becoming a ‘professional’ model. All the photographs are spontaneous and unedited to show the vulnerability of the young girls trying to emulate the supermodels they desire to be. The exhibition will also show a new body of work entitled ‘A fairytale about a king . . . ‘ an exploration of childhood as told through a fairy tail of a young boy growing up in London that goes on to become a King.
Juergen Teller: Go Sees, Bubenreuth Kids and A fairytale about a King. Alison Jacques Gallery 16-18 Berners St. W1T 3LN 24th Nov – 13th Jan 2018