Chloé Timeline: The Frill of It All

A look back at the house through the years.

View Slideshow

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

Courtesy Photo

1921: Gabriella Anoka is born in Alexandria, Egypt.

This story first appeared in the September 28, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

1952: Gaby Aghion creates the first Chloé collection.

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

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.

RELATED STORY: The Legacy, Chloé Through the Years >>

1974: Chloé launches its first fragrance, Chloé.

1983: Lagerfeld leaves Chloé.

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.

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.

View Slideshow