37 posts tagged "Chloe"
Capes have swooped back into the fashion spotlight since Hedi Slimane put them on the runway at his Saint Laurent debut last October. Stella McCartney, Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller, and Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy all showed daytime versions at their pre-fall presentations, while Louis Vuitton’s Julie de Libran opted for a floor-dusting evening number. Even menswear designers have gotten in on the act—see: Hardy Amies, John Varvatos, and Les Hommes. And if Tommy Ton’s recent snaps from Milan and Paris are any indication, we’re betting that cloaks will be the outerwear of choice at the Fall collections when they kick off in New York early next month.
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As the assistant to the queen of over-the-top style, Anna Dello Russo, it comes as no surprise that Carlotta Oddi has a covetable look all her own. But while her boss has been known for sporting outrageous getups—the Alexander McQueen visor and Piers Atkinson cherry-on-top hat come to mind—Carlotta has a clean, classic aesthetic with an editorial edge. She was recently spotted in Paris, by Stockholm Streetstyle’s Daniel Troyse, wearing a Valentino coat and bag with Givenchy boots. Get her look with the essentials below.
From top left, below: Chloé coat, $2,705, available at www.farfetch.com; Karen Walker sunglasses, $250, available at www.lagarconne.com; Givenchy boots, $1,695, available at www.netaporter.com; Valentino bag, $1,895, available at www.forwardforward.com
Sixty years ago, Gaby Aghion founded Chloé, the French label instrumental in the inception of ready-to-wear. Not only did the brand help launch the careers of Karl Lagerfeld, Martine Sitbon, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo—all of whom took their turn at the house’s creative helm—but it revolutionized women’s relationship with luxury clothing.
In celebration of Chloé’s six-decade milestone, the brand has unearthed its archive (which was only developed after current designer Clare Waight Keller took the reigns last year) for Chloé Attitudes, a retrospective at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo. Curated by Judith Clark, the show—the first exhibition dedicated entirely to Chloé in the brand’s history—will feature 80 dresses by each of the house’s nine designers; sketches by Lagerfeld and Antonio Lopez; and photographs captured by the likes of Helmut Newton and David Lynch.
“I thought the exhibition needed to surprise the visitor as much as I was surprised looking at the archive,” Clark says of her approach, which plays vintage pieces off inspirations and influences to offer context: Floral looks will be displayed against a backdrop of the floral yellow tiles from Saint Germain’s Brasserie Lipp, where Aghion held the first Chloé fashion show and went often, for example, or Lagerfeld’s beaded shower dress installed beneath an actual silver showerhead, which, spouting crystals, magnifies the surreal nature of the design. Naturally, Lagerfeld’s famed violin dress, as well as Lopez’s iconic rendering of the frock, is included, along with Stella McCartney’s racy 2001 pineapple-print bathing suit, Hannah MacGibbon’s popular leather shorts and cape ensemble, and a selection of headpieces Clark had borrowed from the late Anna Piaggi. Unexpected elements of the past, like afro hairstyles that Angelo Seminara pulled from a seventies-era runway show or a wheat display case inspired by the Fall 2009 ad campaign (left), run throughout, offering a comprehensive glance into the house’s legacy.
The celebration will also have legs online with Chloé Alphabet, a digital interface that showcases select images from the archive, as well as five short films by Poppy de Villeneuve, Julie Verhoeven, Kathryn Ferguson, Stéphanie Di Giusto, and Mary Clerté. And come February, the brand will be reissuing limited editions of 16 iconic pieces, like the abovementioned violin dress and the Paddington bag.
Chloé Attitudes runs September 29 to November 18 at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, www.palaisdetokyo.com.
Tim Hamilton has collaborated with Seth Price on Folklore U.S., an installation of paintings and fabric sculptures on display in the Friedrichsplatz Parking Garage in Kassel, Germany, as part of dOCUMENTA (13). Aligning with Price’s interest in military tailoring, Hamilton designed a collection seven garments, including a bomber jacket, flight suit, and trench coat. [Galerie Capitain]
This summer’s Olympics are drawing quite the crowd. Rumors have surfaced that some of Britain’s most iconic supermodels, like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, will appear in the Closing Ceremony in London on August 12. The models will reportedly be wearing clothes by Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. [Telegraph]
Kate Moss’ modeling days are brushing off on her hubby, Jamie Hince. The British rocker is starring in a new photography book entitled Dream & Drive alongside his Kills band mate Alison Mosshart. The musical duo were photographed by Kenneth Cappello and selected their favorite pics to be included in the book, due out in August. [Vogue U.K.]
It’s going to be a big year for Chloé. The French house is getting ready to celebrate its 60th anniversary, with a handful of special events lined up. The party will kick off with a September 28 exhibition at the Paris’s Palais de Tokyo prior to the release of a Rizzoli tome. Then, shortly after the label’s Paris catwalk show, creative director Clare Waight Keller will oversee the opening of a new 4,300-square-foot flagship store on the Rue Saint-Honoré. [Telegraph]
Once the temperature hits 80 degrees, it is tempting to swap spring pastels for summer neon brights. However, classic black and blue are two hues that never go out of style. With chic summer essentials like these from Proenza Schouler, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jason Wu on offer in both shades, it’s easy to see why. Shop our picks, below.
1. T by Alexander Wang jacket, $465, available at www.lagarconne.com
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $120, available at www.zappos.com
3. Proenza Schouler dress, $1,059, available at www.farfetch.com
4. Barneys New York CO-OP gladiators, $400, available at www.barneys.com
5. Current/Elliott jacket, $274, available at www.bergdorfgoodman.com
6. Jason Wu dress, $1,595, available at www.kirnazabete.com
7. Chloë aviators, $295, available at www.shopbop.com
8. Dolce & Gabbana gladiator, $645, available at www.netaporter.com
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