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Lot 47: Chloé, Victoria Wallet with Front Flap, 2000s
25 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Black leather, gold-tone metal
Chloé (est. 1952) – Internationally known French women's fashion company with headquarters in Paris
Embossed company logos ‘Chloé’ as well as a hologram sticker with serial number ‘30-94-43’, on a sewn leather label, snap fastener stamped 'Fiocchi Munizioni'
Rectangular leather wallet with front flap and snap fastener
Extensive inner pocket system for the storing of coins, bank notes, credit cards etc.
Further zipper pocket on the reverse
Dimensions (closed): 9.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm
Dimensions (unfolded): 19.5 x 19.5 x 2 cm
The wallet is in good condition bearing usual traces of wear. Partially slightly thumbed. The size in closed state measures 9.5 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm, the size in unfolded condition is 19.5 x 19.5 x 2 cm.
Chloé (est. 1952)
In 1952 dressmaker Gaby Aghion (1921-2014) founded a fashion company together with the entrepreneur Jacques Lenoir. Aghion, who had named the company after a friend, quickly became successful with playful feminine fashion from soft, flowing and high-quality fabrics. In 1963 Karl Lagerfeld was appointed chief designer; he had this position until 1983 and again later. The first Parisian boutique opened in 1971. Numerous celebrities were among Chloé’s clientele, including Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Maria Callas and Jackie Kennedy. In the 1970s the company grew to become one of Europe’s leading women's fashion brands. In 1985 Chloé was bought by Alfred Dunhill Ltd. due to declining sales. Finally, in 1993 Dunhill merged with Cartier to Groupe Vendôme and was bought in 1998 by the Swiss company Richemont, to which Chloé still belongs today. Stella McCartney helped the company achieve new success from 1997 to 2001, she started the lower-priced second-line See by Chloé. Under her successor Phoebe Philo, too, the fashion brand again received great popularity. Current head designer is Claire Waight Keller.
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