"I just thought I'd clean it up," Philo said, in an interview during those early days. "Make it strong and powerful-a kind of contemporary minimalism."

2013 : Fashion blog Garmento sets tongues wagging when it points out that a fall trapeze coat from C茅line, with arms distinctively tied in front, bears a striking resemblance to a Geoffrey Beene look from 2004. (Designer Karl Lagerfeld weighs in, commenting, "I must say I was a little shocked.") Pandora Luxurye profiles the label's designer in "The Phoebe Files."