The apple never falls far from the tree, or so the cliché goes. And so having given the TC treatment to Sally Perrin, the matriarch of all things Perrin Paris, we had some idea of what we were walking into when we entered her daughter Chloe's Paris apartment over fashion week. To give you an idea, Sally's style is as every bit as refined as you'd expect from a native Parisian (we're talking endless Céline and Givenchy), only with total plot twists (multiple visits to Burning Man, likely not wearing Céline and Givenchy). So it wasn't at all surprising when Chloe's whole vibe similarly, was a complete exercise in contrasts.
Clad in a marabou-trimmed Simone Rocha tank, Perrin gave us the grand tour of her closet, which included a mix of vintage teamed with sculptural Comme des Garçons and Céline; she copped to a "mini collection of Margiela Tabi split toe shoes,” too. Speaking of the marabou: Perrin seems to have a spot for all things, uh, warm and fuzzy: enter an amazing bubblegum pink cropped jacket that was custom made for her birthday or the well-worn Gucci Pricetown fur-lined loafers (you might know them better as the shoes literally every. single. editor. wore all fashion week) we spotted in there, too.
The whole thing is very fitting of the newly minted CD of her family's eponymous leather business—hence the whole recent homecoming thing. “I grew up and studied in Paris at Le Studio Berçot design school. After my studies, I moved to NY and my first job there was at a now renowned French magazine. After experiencing that world, I really wanted to get back into design," Perrin explained as she cozied up in a vintage Japanese kimono. "My family coincidentally asked my if I wanted to get more involved in our eponymous business… it all made sense and happened quite organically; I soon realized I had to move back to Paris.” See? Like mother, like daughter.