Saturday, November 27, 2010


Karl Lagerfeld really shaped the look of Chloe in the 1970s giving the Chloe client a cool-girl vibe with a slice of Bohemia and a little vintage flair (sort of how it looks today, too). Although the brand was founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion who envisioned an alternative to the Haute Couture rigid format, it was Lagerfeld who really made the luxe ready to wear concept of Chloe and it's style one of the emblematic brands of the 1970s. The grey crepe dress that KL designed belonged to a buyer at Bloomingdale's who was a big Chloe fan and bought the collection for the store. She explained that this particular dress had a strictly limited production (not like Chloe today which is rather ubiquitous). We've taken lots of detailed photos of the embroidery which is evocative of the late 1930s. That's what we love about this dress. It's a vintage dress from the early 1970s that looks like a vintage dress from the late 1930s or early 1940s. It's double plus good vintage! We are always partial to chic long sleeve dresses and this is a triumphant design that is in a sophisticated hue with unexpected embroidery.

Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld grey crepe long sleeve dress with coral and clear pearl embroidery featuring strass buttons, c. 1970s. Modern 4 to 6 SOLD
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