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Speaking to fashion scribes post-show at the Tennis Club de Paris, Phoebe Philo tossed around words such as “joy” and “celebration” while explaining her desire to spread love and optimism at Céline this season. Earlier, she had recreated that warm and fuzzy feeling of sitting around a bonfire via a Smiljan Radic-designed set that resembled a gigantic tent, before huddling her guests together on benches covered with sleeping bags. With everyone in such close proximity and Mary J. Blige crooning “You’re All I Need to Get By” over the speakers, Philo rolled out a collection that delivered on the sartorial— and emotional—front. Double-layered trench coats were installed with hems that looped dramatically inwards; cropped boxy jackets came with generously-cut pleated pants; oversized polo t-shirts peeked from under masculine vests; feathers fluttered and fringes danced on dresses… She ensured a display of fashion that filled every inch of the body with good vibes. Now into the final stretch of her tenure, Philo’s Midas touch will be missed once she presents her last Céline collection in March for fall/winter 2018.