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Chloé Timeline: The Frill of It All

A look back at the house through the years.

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1960s: Chloé brings young Left Bank designers including Christiane Bailly, Tan Giudicelli, Graziella Fontana, Maxime de la Falaise and Karl Lagerfeld into its studio.

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1921: Gabriella Anoka is born in Alexandria, Egypt.

1952: Gaby Aghion creates the first Chloé collection.

1956:
Gaby Aghion and business partner Jacques Lenoir introduce their first collection at the Café de Flore in Paris. 

1957:
Gérard Pirpart is hired as designer.

1960s: Chloé hires young Left Bank designers including Christiane Bailly, Tan Giudicelli, Graziella Fontanta, Maxime de la Falaise and Karl Lagerfeld.

1966: After freelancing at Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld is tapped to become head designer.

1972: The first Chloé boutique opens at 50 Rue du Bac in Paris.

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1974: Chloé launches its first fragrance, Chloé.

1983: Lagerfeld leaves Chloé.

1984:
Guy Paulin joins the house as designer.

1985: Alfred Dunhill Ltd., now Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, buys Chloé.
Peter O’Brien is hired as Chloé designer.

1987: Martine Sitbon becomes Chloé designer.

1992: Karl Lagerfeld returns as Chloé head designer.
Chloé’s Narcisse fragrance is launched.

1996: Chloé Innocence fragrance is launched.

1997: Stella McCartney becomes head designer.
Phoebe Philo joins McCartney as her design assistant.

2000:
See by Chloé, a second ready-to-wear line, is introduced.

2001: Phoebe Philo becomes Chloé creative director.
Hannah MacGibbon joins Philo at Chloé.

2002: Philo introduces leather goods and accessories to the Chloé line.
A Chloé boutique opens in London.

2004: Chloé boutiques open in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Kuwait.

2006: Phoebe Philo exits the company.

2007: Paulo Melim Andersson is named head designer of Chloé.

2008: Hannah MacGibbon becomes creative director.
Chloé Eau de Parfum launches.

2011: Clare Waight Keller is named creative director.

2012: The house marks its 60th anniversary.

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