Gabriela Hearst looks to pre-Raphaelite portraiture and all of its romantic notions for inspiration for Chloe's Cruise collection.

June 9, 2021


For the Chloé Resort 2022 collection, the lineup featured bohemian pragmatism reached out to older generations where Gabriela Hearst’s first Cruise collection was her interpretation of the Chloé Girl.

“I haven’t gone to the archive,” Hearst said. “I feel like I’ve loved Chloé for so long and I have this idea of what it looks like. It’s not that I don’t respect what’s been done in its history, but I want the representation of what Chloé means to me to come out first.”

Puritan-ish dresses were constructed in circular deadstock denim—with no metal, laser treatment instead of water, and recycled wood buttons—scalloped leather, and deadstock broderie anglaise. Linen trench coats trimmed with embroidered white edges demonstrated how Gabriela Hearst might see a classic wardrobe staple through the instinctive Chloé lens she talks about.

Blanket coats and fringed hand-spun dresses riffed on the hippie-esque references we historically relate to an eco-friendly wardrobe—not one for a cliché, Hearst likened them to techno dance parties.

She cited the Pre-Raphaelites and Arts and Crafts movement as loose sources of inspiration, comparing their artistic responses to the Industrial Revolution to what we’re experiencing today. As Hearst delves deeper into the sustainable achievements of her Chloé residency, she will no doubt find more space for her own artistic response to that changed world.



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