Chloé, the French fashion house synonymous with chic Parisian style, is to cement its place in fashion history since it has been announced that its founder is to receive the Legion of Honour.
Gaby Aghion, 92, established Chloe in 1952, as an alternative to the stiff, formal couture of the day. As a result, Chloé became known for its delicate and lightweight fabrics, and free-flowing silhouettes.
British designer Clare Waight Keller is currently the creative director of the brand, a role which has previously been held by high profile designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Pheobe Philo. Chloe has long been a favourite with celebrities, with fans ranging from Kirsten Dunst and Jennifer Lawrence to Gwyneth Paltrow and Liv Tyler.
The Legion of Honour, which was created by Naopleon Bonaparte in 1892, is the highest order that can be awarded to an individual in France. Gaby Aghion will recieve hers on December 17, from French culture and communications minister, Aurélie Filippetti.
An award well deserved.
By Olivia Marks