Phoebe Philo proved herself quite capable of taking over the creative reigns
of a major house like Chloé.
Avoiding in-your-face rock 'n' roll attitude, Philo blurred the distinction between day
and evening wear with breezy separates inspired by '70s Saint Tropez, Brigitte Bardot, and Talitha Getty.
A sense of easygoing elegance permeated everything from
fitted tops with intricately worked sleeves to
lace-trimmed camisoles and fabulous monkey-appliqué
bathing suits. A long suede skirt with blush gray and
black panels exuded earthy chic, as did the
Moroccan-style beaded bags and sandal-boots in aged
Die-hard Chloé fans will be glad to know that there
are still plenty of high-impact sexy staples to be
had. The low-slung flared pants with flirty cutouts
at the hips, pinafore shorts, summery minidresses and
punchy T-shirts with net backs are likely to keep cash
registers working overtime.