Published on February 27, 2013 | by Billie-Jade Thomas

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60 years of designer Chloé celebrated at Selfridges

Chloe at Selfridges

Selfridges is to celebrate designer label Chloé’s 60th anniversary. 
[Flickr: Jason Hargrove]

A new exhibition celebrating 60 years of designer label Chloé is coming to the department store Selfridges.

The Concept Store will be transformed into an exhibition space to celebrate the anniversary of one of the store’s most successful womenswear brands.

Curated by Judith Clark, the exhibition will feature vintage pieces from the Chloé archive and videos of some of the brand’s most memorable shows.

The department store’s famous window space will also be dedicated solely to Chloé displays.

To mark the occasion the fashion house has reissued 16 of their most iconic pieces to create their Édition Anniversaire [The Anniversary Collection] which will also be available to buy.

Contribution to the world of style

Re-issue items such as Karl Lagerfeld’s Violin dress of Spring/Summer 1983 and Stella McCartney’s pineapple t-shirt of Spring/Summer 2001 will be featured alongside items by former creative director Pheobe Philo, Hannah MacGibbon and the brand’s founder Gaby Aghion.

Sebastian Manes, director of womenswear and accessories for Selfridges, said: “Being able to bring this wonderfully celebratory retrospective to London is a joy for us.

“Reflecting on Chloé’s incredible accomplishments and contribution to the world of style is a must for followers of fashion.” Selfridges director of womenswear and accessories, Sebastian Manes

“Reflecting on Chloé’s incredible accomplishments and contribution to the world of style is a must for followers of fashion, and we’re delighted to showcase that within our store.”

A similar exhibition, Chloé. Attitudes, was held in Paris last year to mark the start of its 60-year anniversary celebrations.

Gaby Aghion founded Chloé in 1952 and it has since become one of the most popular French fashion houses with famous fans including American socialite, Olivia Palermo, Victoria Beckham and actors Natalie Portman, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Bosworth.

The brand’s former creative directors include designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Central Saint Martins alumna Stella McCartney and Pheobe Philo.

The exhibition will be open from March 1-30 at The Concept Store on the lower ground floor of Selfridges.

 

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