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Room With a Shoe: Chloe Gosselin FW16

CHLOE GOSSELIN: NYFW F/W 2016 PRESENTATIONIn the 1950s, Andy Warhol painted shoes. And why not? No one who’s ever thought of shoes as art needs convincing that footwear is a genre of expression unto itself.

Chloe Gosselin, Creative Director of her eponymous women’s shoe brand, CHLOE GOSSELIN, unveiled her Valentine’s Day-inspired, Fall 2016 collection in a beautiful setting specially designed in collaboration with Nicole Fuller Interiors and flowers from Putnam & Putnum.

The Collection

Photos: BFA

The season’s color and texture palette mysteriously marries black matte and patent leathers. Delicate camel suedes and dove-gray pony hairs flirt with rich, saturated shades of red and rose, and provocative, metallic silver snake skins. In addition to Gosselin’s beloved classic styles, the collection also includes a variety of new silhouettes, including the Narcissus — a delicate new sandal with sweeping ankle straps — and the Galanthus: an alluring leather or suede boot that continues undaunted to the wearer’s mid-thigh.

Each collection is handmade in Italy.

There seems to be no stopping the brand. Gosselin debuted her first shoe collection for Fall/Winter 2014.

Now Chloe Gosselin is coming to Barneys New York.

Chloe Gosselin is coming to Barneys New York.

The concept of the Fall / Winter presentation was to bring to life the inner sanctum of the Chloe Gosselin woman — her boudoir. Lori Bookstein Fine Art was transformed into this mythical space thanks to Nicole Fuller — the award-winning, celebrity interior designer — who worked with Chloe to design the concept.

The presentation brought to life the Chloe Gosselin boudoir.

The bed used in the presentation was from Nicole Fuller’s collaboration with Savoir Beds (the same company responsible for making the bed for Prince William and Princess Kate).

The bed was made by the same company who made the bed for Prince William and Princess Kate.


And as if that wasn’t enough, the headboard was made of Loro Piana cashmere. (In case you didn’t know, Loro Piana is widely considered the finest cashmere on the planet. And if you’re wondering what that means, just ask our publisher, who last winter almost shelled out $2k for a Loro Piana turtleneck before coming to his senses.)

Hollywood fashion illustrator Regina Yazdi was on hand creating watercolors of every guest’s favorite shoe.

The flowers were by Putnam & Putnum, who Chloe works with every season creatively. After all, all of Chloe’s shoes are named after poisonous flowers.

All of Chloe’s shoes are named after poisonous flowers.

Into the Sanctum

Photos: BFA

Chloe’s team goes on to explain, “the inner sanctum of the Chloe Gosselin woman is not only physical, but also psychological: shared only with those she deems worthy. We explore her intimate moments spent in the retreat of her boudoir. She wears her shoes as an object of empowerment. In these moments, her Chloe Gosselin shoes are not worn to seduce anyone but herself.”

Indeed, the shoes exude sex appeal, but for a very specific audience.

The designer says: “Every woman who wears these shoes should be wearing them for herself, to make herself feel great.”

She wears her shoes to make herself feel great.

Strong and confident shoes for the strong and confident woman; we couldn’t be more excited for this collection.


With love,