Sneak Peek: Chloe Exhibition Opens in Paris this Fall, Reissuing 16 Iconic Classics Next Spring
Guy Bourdin, for Vogue France, February 1979. Copyright The Estate of Guy Bourdin, reproduced by permission of Art + Commerce
If you're a Chloe fan and don't already have plans for this fall, consider booking a plane ticket to Paris where, from September 29th through November 18th, the luxury French fashion house will be staging its first ever brand retrospective at the Palais de Tokyo exhibition space.
Dubbed "Chloé. Attitudes," the show will feature 70 pieces from the Chloe archives alongwith never-before-published drawings by the brand's artistic directors complemented with iconic photographs by legends such as Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Jeanloup Sieff, David Bailey and Deborah Turbeville.
(Courtesy Chloe) Antonio Lopez, Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe, Spring-Summer 1983
The exhibition will be the first of its kind completely dedicated to the maison's nine former and present creative directors—luminaries including Gerard Pipart, Maxime de La Falaise, Karl Lagerfeld, Martine Sitbon, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Hannah MacGibbon, and Claire Waight Keller—since the label's inception under Gaby Aghion in 1952.
Judith Clark, preparatory sketches, Chloe. Attitudes
"Though Chloe. Attitudes coincides with the 60th anniversary of Chloe, this is a forward-looking show that maps the continuities running through the entire history of the maison," says exhibit curator Judith Clark in a statement. "The themes may be old but the outlook is new and this is invested into the fabric of the exhibition."
Portrait of Gaby Aghion by Raymond Aghion
As for Chloe collectors, you'll be keen to hear that in honor of the label's 60th anniversary, Chloe will be reissuing 16 of its most-iconic pieces to retail stores beginning in February 2013. The anniversary collection will include Karl Lagerfeld's spring 1983 "Violin Dress," the Stella McCartney-designed pineapple shirt from her spring 2001 collection, and the iconic (and much-coveted) Paddington bag from Phoebe Philo's spring 2005 season.
Sandra Suy, Clare Waight Keller's first Chloe collection, Spring-Summer 2012
Are you a Chloe fan? Is there a piece from Chloe's archives that you'd like to see reproduced for retail next spring? Tell us in the comments!