Marianne Faithfull and Solange Knowles Take In Clare Waight Keller’s Final Chloé Collection From the Front Row
Over the past six years, designer Clare Waight Keller has transformed the house of Chloé into a ideal befitting of the Instagram era. Who doesn’t want to be a Chloé girl, with her feminine, floaty dresses and overall effortless, ’70s-inspired vibe? Earlier this year, Keller announced she’d be leaving the house, making the Fall 2017 collection her last. But rather than rest on her laurels, or make the season some sort of retrospective of past shows, Keller left on a high note, propelling that Chloé girl into the modern age, thanks to slouchy, exaggerated pants and jumpsuits, and materials like patent leather. There was still plenty to get nostalgic over, from funky lace Peter Pan colors to those easy sheer dresses the designer has become synonymous with, as well as plenty of short, swingy shifts inspired by Marianne Faithfull (who took in the show from the front row) decorated with illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The show ended with a pair of optimistic, celestial-printed dresses that punctuated that this was no somber goodbye, but rather, a cheerful nod to the future.