Chloé VintageFounded in 1952, Chloé is a French fashion house that blends modernity with a strong sense of femininity. Gaby Aghion started Chloé with a vision she called “luxury prêt-à-porter”. Her focus on wearable yet beautiful daywear gave the line currency with chic young women. In the seventies, its bohemian, feminine details made it a favorite of icons like Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, and Jackie O.
Chloé gained its worldwide brand recognition under the creative director of a 28-year-old Karl Lagerfeld in 1966 and a 26-year-old Stella McCartney in 1997. The Richmont group acquires Chloe in 1985 . London native Hannah MacGibbon, a former assistant to Phoebe Philo, the house’s seminal director from 2001-2006, helms the label. Bags and shoes continue to rank among Chloé’s most coveted wares. The brand’s romantic Left Bank insouciance burns brightly despite—or perhaps because of—its rapidly revolving roster of young design talent. In June 2011, Clare Waight Keller, credited for transforming Pringle of Scotland into a contemporary fashion brand, replaced Hannah MacGibbon as the creative director of Chloé.