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Clare Waight Keller's Final Collection for Chloé Was, Well, 100 Percent Chloé

The designer took us to an "edgy dream world" for her swan song with the French house.
The finale of Chloé's Fall 2017 runway show. Photo: Imaxtree

The finale of Chloé's Fall 2017 runway show. Photo: Imaxtree

You pretty much always know what to expect from a Chloé show — and not in a bad way. Clare Waight Keller has built a predictably cool, wearable and appealingly Bohemian aesthetic that counts many of the chicest Parisians as fans.

Take the front row at her final show for the French house: Solange, Emma RobertsClémence Poésy and Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert made up the VIP section of the house's usual venue: the salon of the Grand Palais. Models walked down the oblong, beautifully lit runway in looks that were 100 percent Chloé.

For Fall 2017, Waight Keller took us to an "edgy dream world of psychedelic optimism" per the show notes, where the Chloé girl had apparently gone down "a rabbit hole of decades." She likely spent a lot of time in the '60s and '70s, which is what many of the collection's highlights — including minidresses, pinafores, fur coats in a coordinating length, subtly psychedelic patterns and practically heeled Mary Janes — clearly referenced. The '80s were referenced, too, from the music — including The Human League's 1981 classic "Don't You Want Me" — to the roomy trousers.

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Waight Keller's swan song may not have been anything groundbreaking or overly sentimental — the show ended with a standing ovation and some confetti backstage — but it was solid in terms of delivering the #ChloeGirl's ideal wardrobe. It's hard to imagine this house in someone else's hands, but whomever comes next has a strong legacy on which to build.

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