Clare Waight Keller, bringing Chloé home
The creative director of Chloé, Clare Waight Keller’s Parisian home proves a wonderful affirmation of the subtle feminine style of the renowned French fashion house.
The generous Haussmannian apartment, situated just off the Bois de Boulogne in Paris’s 16th arrondissement has a welcoming, understated feel, filled with an assorted array of intimate collected object. Mixing art, antiques, and décor to aplomb, the interiors inadvertently deliver a narrative of the life of Waight Keller. The entire space feels effortless, unassuming and quietly confident. It also feels warm, inviting and with a hint of irreverence, which is possibly no wonder given the fashion pedigree of the English designer who resides here with her architect husband and three children. Waight Keller’s stellar career spans Calvin Klein to Ralph Lauren, to Gucci (under Tom Ford) and resting now, comfortably chic with Chloé.
The agreeable pairing of English sensibility and French sophistication, reveals a penchant for chairs – including a 50s Carlo di Carli and 60s velveteen purchased in Palm Springs, a Murano lamp bargained from a flea market, 18th century portraits, and a large farmhouse table surrounded by 30s bank chairs in the light-filled kitchen which replaces the once formal dining room. The play of light, shadows and the vista of Parisian architecture are all considered, yet executed with the measured restraint that resonates with the Chloé DNA.
Trés chic, infinitely covetable and well, unsurprisingly, really.