Overheard at Sloan
Guy to girl: I realized every girl has this bag…
pointing a Longchamp of course
This guy - not clueless because he noticed or totally clueless for not knowing what it is?
Fresh is not the question of age, it’s the question of identity.
“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.
New startup, Chromatic Gallerie, allows women to customize their heels - by height, color, and style. crafted from fine leathers. priced @ $88 a pair
I’m conflicted. On one hand, I could totally go for a few pairs. On the other…are we picking avatars for the MMORPG that is life? Pick a color to continue? Machines with interchangeable parts?