“All I’ve ever wanted was for Chloé to have a happy spirit, to make people happy”
– Gaby Aghion
When the Egyptian-born Gaby Aghion founded the house of Chloé in Paris in 1952, she nudged fashion into an entirely new era: the “luxury ready-to-wear” movement. She is even said to have coined the very phrase “ready to wear.”
Living on the Left Bank with her husband Raymond, Gaby felt drawn toward the creativity of the artists and writers around her, and it was this spirit that propelled her first collections—not the stiff formality of haute couture. Chloé’s first shows were held in places like Café de Flore & Brasserie Lipp—hangouts for the young and the bohemian (not your average couture customer).
Gaby made sure to keep that spirit of innovation and vitality alive at Chloé throughout her long tenure by continuously seeking out new and fresh talent. This week on The Window, we’ll look back at some of those names—Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Hannah MacGibbon and the current designer, Clare Waight Keller—in honor of Chloé’s 60th anniversary.
To mark this milestone, the label has reintroduced a collection of the most iconic pieces from its archives. The CHLOÉ EDITION ANNIVERSAIRE is available now at Barneys New York—in stores only.
Below, celebrate Gaby Aghion and all that she created, then shop the Chloé Heritage Collection below.
1. Gaby dress 2. Phoebe blouse 3. Phoebe jean 4. Gaby blouse 5. Hannah shorts 6. Karl dress 7. Karl tank dress 8. Hannah cape 9. Stella tee 10. Python boot 11. Python Silverado bag 12. Buckle strap wedge sandal 13. Crossbody camera bag 14. Silverado wallet