Chloé: Attitudes, a new book by Rizzoli, explores the house’s many layers through pictures, illustrations, and newspaper clippings, from its genesis in the 1950s to its growth with Karl Lagerfeld in the '60s to its current, romantic mood under the eye of creative director Clare Waight Keller. In celebration of Chloé's 60th anniversary, a look at the Parisian houses’s many "attitudes."
(LEFT): When Gaby Aghion moved to France in 1952, she noticed a lack of luxury ready-to-wear designs that were available in her hometown of Alexandria, Egypt. "I was inspired by what we wore in the sporting clubs in Egypt," she writes, "lightweight dresses that were neither evening wear nor run-of-the-mill, but had that special something." With no sewing experience, Aghion hired a seamstress to create the line's first six dresses. She borrowed the name from one of her friends and began showing the collection to boutiques herself. The house of Chloé was built.