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1921: Gabriella Anoka is born in Alexandria, Egypt.
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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.