Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Love Fashion? Check out the Chloe Attitude Exhibition

This show is a tribute to Gaby Aghion, who started the Chloe label 60 years.  Aghion kicked off the   the brand by having a casual show of the first collection at the hip Café de Flore. In subsequent years she created and re-created Chloe as a brand that had the informality of everyday wearable clothes with the luxuriousness of couture. Chloe has had of succession of nine designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Martine Sitbon, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo, each with their own signature but yet retaining the essence of the brand.
The exhibit begins with a display of photos from ad campaigns. You can see how the label evolved with each photographer uniquely interpreting the Chloe woman. Renowned photographers have shot for Chloe, including Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Jeanloup Sieff, David Bailey and Deborah Turbeville.
The design and curating of the exhibit is first rate. Judith Clark has designed an outstanding show.  The show is very successful at showing the arc of the various fashion over the 60 years. You leave, appreciating the arc of fashion over six decades and the excellence of the Chloe design.

Until November 18 at the Palais de Tokyo. 113 ave President Wilson  in the 16th.  Open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.   This is near Trocadero on the right bank.

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