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Celebrating 60 Years of Chloé: The Karl Lagerfeld Era

Certainly Karl Lagerfeld needs no introduction, but without Gaby Aghion, his name might not have been quite so famous quite so early.

Aghion, the mold-breaking founder of Chloé, hired the young German-born Lagerfeld in 1965. Not withstanding an eight-year absence in the late 80s, the names Lagerfeld and Chloé were practically synonymous until 1992.

Under Lagerfeld’s expert hand, Chloé became known for both its tongue-in-cheek designs and spectacularly entertaining shows. Its most famous model, Pat Cleveland, danced, vamped and sashayed down the runways in a perfect reflection of the Chloé spirit: happy, liberated and confident.

Delve into the world of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chloé below, with footage from his Spring/Summer 1983 show, featuring his iconic Angkor dress, and images from his tenure. Then, of course, celebrate the label’s 60th anniversary by shopping the Chloé Heritage Collection in a Barneys New York store.

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

THE CHLOE HERITAGE COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE IN STORES ONLY

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