Chloé will celebrate its 60th year with the opening of a retrospective exhibition in Paris. The newly refurbished Palais de Tokyo will host Chloé Attitudes from September 29 to November 18.
The display will celebrate the fashion house’s six-decade contribution to sartorial style with key pieces from each of the label’s nine creative directors. They’ll date back to the creations of company founder Gaby Aghion, but we’ll also see more modern pieces from current creative director Clare Waight Keller represented.
Waight Keller said she was surprised by what she uncovered while researching the company’s history for the display.
“Whereas I’d imagined something very bohemian in spirit, in reality, it’s much, much more than that,” she explained. “What we found is quite provocative and powerful – clothes at the intersection of couture ‘savoir- faire’ and youth ‘savoir-être.’ They speak to an independent woman who embraces the challenges of modern life. You might associate the maison with a rather dreamy, hippy girl but in fact, at the heart of Chloé there has always been that free-spirited attitude that defies the status quo in fashion.“
Of course no matter how much we love Chloé, we can’t all afford a trip to Paris to see the exhibition. So Chloe is also reissuing some of its most iconic pieces for the anniversary. These include Phoebe Philo’s Paddington Bag from 2005, Stella McCartney’s pineapple T-shirt from 2001, and Karl Lagerfeld’s violin dress from 1983. Look for the Anniversaire items in Chloé boutiques next February.
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