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Virtual Curator Talk: Gaby Aghion and the Fashion House of Chloé

Co-Presented with 92NY


Tuesday, October 24, 2023
10:30 – 11:45 am EDT
Zoom, Virtual Program

Join Kristina Parsons, Leon Levy Assistant Curator at the Jewish Museum in a virtual discussion which will explore Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé, the first museum exhibition honoring the visionary Jewish entrepreneur Gaby Aghion and her legacy as the founder of the French fashion house Chloé.

Highlighting Aghion’s vision of effortless, luxurious fashion, and the work of iconic designers who began their careers with the brand, including Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo, the exhibition showcases Aghion as a leader whose work altered the course of the global fashion industry in liberating women's bodies from the restrictive attitudes and styles of the time, as well as pioneering the emergence of luxury ready-to-wear. By capturing the mood of the moment, Aghion founded a fashion brand characterized by an easy elegance.

Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé is on view at the Jewish Museum from October 13, 2023 through February 18, 2024. Program attendees receive discounted admission to visit the Museum during the run of the exhibition.

Due to the nature of this course, there will not be a recording available for later viewing.

Tickets: $30 General; Jewish Museum members receive a 15% discount

For inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Gaby Aghion in the desert near Alexandria, Egypt, photographed by Raymond Aghion, ca. 1940–45. Courtesy Philippe Aghion and Chloé Archive, Paris.