With their unmistakable lightness, Chloe eyeglasses create an airy vision.
Against the grain
Tired of stiff and uncomfortable silhouettes for women, Egyptian-born Gaby Aghion moved to Paris in the early 1950s and soon created her own brand of clothes for a younger group of fashionable buyers. Based around the idea of lightness and ease, Aghion is said to have coined the phrase prêt-à-porter due to her affinity for simple yet luxury styles that were already made for her customers.
Rejecting the ultra-formulaic organization of runway shows at the time, Aghion famously held her first press show in Parisian’s Café de Flore, which at the time was the social hub for young Parisian groups. Amidst croissants and coffees, Aghion captured the brand’s signature charm as a luxury label that evokes an image of vitality and femininity, both on and off the runway.
After Aghion stepped down, the house continued to embrace modernity, shown by its affinity for new designers whose work in fashion would later make international waves. Key icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and Clare Waight Keller all become high-fashion powerhouses after their stints at the Parisian brand.
With its luminous approach and modern it-girl status, Chloé continues to radiate an optimistic lightness, and their eyewear designs are no different. Optic styles are notable for their weightless aesthetic, featuring thin metal rims, curated shapes and covetable embellishments, these frames create the ideal matching accessory for a modern ensemble.
Contrasting and playing with materials and combinations, rims feature rose gold metal with Havana sides and gradient arms for a fun allure. Other shapes are curved and softened, characterized by their rounded shape, angled cat-eye edges and a penchant for bohemian 70s style.