There was certainly no shortage of gorgeous things to look at last night at Barneys New York’s celebration of Chloé’s 60th anniversary: archival pieces by Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Pheobe Philo and more, the delightful décor of cotton candy towers and bright balloons made of hair (really!), the evening’s lovely hosts, Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller and Chloë Sevigny. But there was one aspect of the evening that no guest could take their eyes off.
“This Pat Cleveland, I’m dying for her!” Sevigny gushed, as the iconic supermodel twirled—in the flesh—in front of footage of archival Chloé fashion shows starring herself. (We can’t tell you what her secret is, but we can tell you the woman hasn’t aged a single bit.)
“The clothes were so beautiful and wild,” Sevigny said of the incredible vintage Chloé wares, including the Lagerfeld-designed violin dress she wore for the evening. “My mother came over and she said this was the best [dress] on me. Mother always knows best!”
Before heading to an intimate dinner, partygoers at the Madison Avenue store including Chloé CEO Geoffrey de la Bourdonnaye, Joseph Altuzarra, Leigh Lezark, models Julie Henderson, Bonnie Chen, and Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Barneys’ Mark Lee, Daniella Vitale, Dennis Freedman, Tomoko Ogura, Simon Doonan, and Charlotte Blechman took in all the classic Chloé atmosphere and raved about the Bob Recine-designed window display downstairs.
With 60 years of Chloé history behind us—and more great things to come—we could all do well to listen to Sevigny’s words of advice: “I always save all my Chloé pieces.”
Images courtesy of Neil Rasmus/Billy Farrell Agency.