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.
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