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chloe goes to the museum!

by joelle hyman

With the Prada/Schiaparelli exhibit at the Met and Chanel's Little Black Jacket gallery, "fashion on display" seems to be having a big moment. As a celebrated house of fashion for sixty years, Chloé is having its own museum moment by invading Le Palais de Tokyo with "Attitudes." Among the archived designs on display are pieces by house founder Gaby Aghion, and more recent looks from her successors Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Pheobe Philo.

The exhibition reveals Chloé as much more than the name embossed on Marissa Cooper's OC book bag in 2004, but a brand that has merged luxury with ultra-modern women's sportswear. Starting in October, the exhibition will be viewable online, but in order to get your hands on the ghosts of Chloé past, you'll have to wait until February. That's when Chloé boutiques will re-launch iconic designs like Stella McCartney's pineapple t-shirt (S/S '01), Pheobe Philo's Paddington bag (S/S '05) and Hannah MacGibbon's leather shorts (A/W 09) in limited numbers.

The exhibit opens September 29th, but if you can't clear your schedule for the next flight to Paris, browse our preview of the collection below. 

Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld, 1971

Mischa Barton with her Chloe Paddington bag, 2004

Chloe Sevigny in the Chloe perfume ads, 2008