Chloé Attitudes is the very first exhibition dedicated to Chloé, a celebration of the Maison’s 60-year contribution to fashion culture. Since 1952, its legacy of luxury prêt-à-porter clothing has consistently defined how modern women live. This spectacular and groundbreaking exhibition offers a playful interpretation of the Chloé spirit that spans seven decades.
Featuring signature pieces from each of Chloé’s nine key designers, from the Maison’s progressive founder Gaby Aghion, to its present creative director Clare Waight Keller.
The exhibition is curated and designed by renowned exhibition-maker Judith Clark and staged in the newly refurbished galleries of Le Palais de Tokyo from September 9 through November 11, 2012. The exhibition presents the way in which la Maison Chloé has created an identifiable aesthetic and allure that has influenced women’s fashion. It is this ceaseless renewal of the imaginary that transforms the sensitivity of an era.
1921: Gabriella Anoka is born in Alexandria, Egypt.
1952: Gaby Aghion creates the first Chloé collection.
1960s: Chloé hires young Left Bank designers including Christiane Bailly, Tan Giudicelli, Graziella Fontanta, Maxime de la Falaise and Karl Lagerfeld.
1966: After freelancing at Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld is tapped to become head designer.
1972: The first Chloé boutique opens at 50 Rue du Bac in Paris.
1974: Chloé launches its first fragrance, Chloé.
1983: Lagerfeld leaves Chloé.
1992: Karl Lagerfeld returns as Chloé head designer.
1997: Stella McCartney becomes head designer. Phoebe Philo joins McCartney as her design assistant.
2000: See by Chloé, a second ready-to-wear line, is introduced.
2001: Phoebe Philo becomes Chloé creative director. Hannah MacGibbon joins Philo at Chloé.
2006: Phoebe Philo exits the company.
2007: Paulo Melim Andersson is named head designer of Chloé.
2008: Hannah MacGibbon becomes creative director. Chloé Eau de Parfum launches.
2011: Clare Waight Keller is named creative director.
2012: The house marks its 60th anniversary.