Chloé is a French fashion house founded by designer Gaby Aghion in 1952. She is Egyptian-born with a dark beauty and a bohemian spirit. Aghion moved to Paris in 1945 and launched Chloé a few years later. Aghion is widely credited for coining the fashion phrase and concept of "prêt-à-porter" (which means "ready-to-wear"). In contrast to the stiff, formal, made-to-measure clothing offered by couture designers of the 1950s, Chloé chose to create soft, wearable, form-fitting clothing of luxurious fabrics, intended to be purchased "off the rack." This was a revolutionary and trend-setting concept in fashion at the time, as well as a long-lasting motif in the fashion industry.
Chloé's first fragrance, the eponymous Chloé fragrance for women launched in 1975, was an enduring feminine classic. Chloé Narcisse sweetened the mix for the 1990s. The company has retained contemporary appeal with the launch of a new version of Chloé fragrance for women in 2008, designed to appeal to young women with modern tastes. Chloé offers fragrances in conjunction with Coty.
Chloe fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Betty Busse, Clement Gavarry, Carlos Benaim, Amandine Marie, Michel Almairac, Nathalie Lorson, IFF, Anne Flipo, Louise Turner, Domitille Bertier, Alienor Massenet and Nathalie Gracia-Cetto.