“Gaby Aghion was born in Egypt in 1921. Being part of the wealthy, intellectual class, she received a French education – through which she learned from an early age of Parisian elegance.
Her mother invited a seamstress to the family house, making clothes for the family inspired by illustrations from Parisian fashion magazines. At the age of 18, Gaby temporarily re-located to Paris to study. What she saw inspired her later designs – the seeds for Chloé were already being sewn.
After marrying Raymond Aghion, a man of great wealth and intelligence, they followed friends to Paris in 1945. It was a new era with a generation of free spirits, artists and radical thinkers. Raymond and Gaby permanently joined them all on the Left Bank. It provided the perfect backdrop for the inception of Chloé.
Designing her first collection in 1952, she did everything from sourcing the buttons to selling the designs. It soon escalated “like a tornado”, she says. Partnering with business partner Jacques Lenoir, and borrowing her new house’s name from a friend. Chloé was born.”
— From Chloé Alphabet, a breathtaking celebration of the Chloé heritage.
Writing a letter in Illustrator
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To run an efficient team, you only need three people: a Hipster, a Hacker, and a Hustler.
The Hipster: Usually working their way into the mix as the designer or creative genius, they’ll make sure the final product is cooler than anything else out there. But, not only that, they’ll ensure the shade of blue used to accent the font really brings out the subtle homage to an artist from the ’70′s you’ve probably never heard of.
The Hacker: The one most likely to sit quietly through a board meeting until uttering the three sentences that answers the all important question of “how?” the new idea or initiative can be brought into reality. Resembling MacGyver with their ability to wield various lines of code or programing languages, you’ll get dizzy trying to keep up with their keystrokes.
The Hustler: They have the tendency to be the most misunderstood member of this trio. The Hipster is likely to accuse the Hustler of having sold out to the man because of their constant question of “It’s cool, but is it something our partners and clients want?” The Hacker is likely to do their best to avoid one on one conversations with the Hustler as a result of jock vs. geek episode back in high school.
Every month, the two-man team Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian produce and release an online magazine devoted to the spatial dynamics of a single film. Each issue includes an essay and at least one graphic detailing a scene from a classic or contemporary movie. Their sharp analysis and illustration have attracted praise from the architecture, design, and film blogs, and we’re proud to start partnering with Interiors to preview their releases. We start today, with Vol. 8 on Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, and images from the past issues. To read the magazines (for free), click the quotes in the margins. Click the images for larger versions. And stay tuned next month.
Past issues of Interiors.