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Chloe, 1983/Loewe, 2015

Chloe1983Karl Lagerfeld with Ines de da Fressange wearing a dress by the designer for Chloe. Photograph by Pierre Vauthiey. Image originally published at fashionzizzle.com

LoeweFW2015A look from from Loewe’s Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection.

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Tina Chow, 1983

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Dressed in Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld and photographed by Peter Schlesinger.

Karl Lagerfeld, 1985

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Photographed by Daniel Jouanneau for Vanity Fair

Chloe, 1994

Karl Lagerfeld’s return collection following Martine Sitbon

It was confirmed last month that Clare Waight Keller will be replacing Hannah McKibbon in what will be yet another questionable transition for Chloe.  McKibbon pushed the brand towards an immensely sophisticated wit and feminist sensibility that seemed to reconcile their reputation for girly/feminine clothes with a genuinely progressive direction,  with the exit of Ralph Toledano that direction changes again. For the past decade the brand’s core values and customer’s expecations have  largely been defined by the contributions of former directors Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo. But Chloe is much older with many different iterations over the years. Perhaps if one looks only a little farther back they might be able to find a new way forward.