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Fashion / Style File

Model Turned Shoe Designer Loves Vintage Clothes, Horses and Her Magical Husband

Preferential Treatment With Chloe Gosselin

BY // 08.15.19

My phone blew up with a group text from Christen Wilson to me, Ann Hobson and Jennifer Karol (we affectionately have dubbed our little posse the Hobson Basement Bunch — don’t even ask, I won’t share why). She wanted us to join her for the trunk show/shopping party for her dear friend, shoe designer Chloe Gosselin, who is coming to Dallas.

Gosselin founded her luxury shoe brand in 2014. Born in France, she studied in Belgium and then traveled the world modeling. She realized fashion was her love and decided to study shoemaking at Ars Sutoria in Milan and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Gosselin favors classic design utilizing the finest fabrics which are then handmade in a remote town a few miles from central Milan. Chloe Gosselin is the go-to shoe brand for many major events including the Grammys and Golden Globes. Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift and Kate Winslet have all worn Gosselin shoes for high-profile nights out.

Gosselin is married to illusionist David Copperfield and the two live with their daughter in Las Vegas when he is performing at the MGM Grand. She is in Dallas for a Friday night showing of her F/W19 collection alongside Shannon Hoey’s amazing couture collection from her store, New York Vintage.

Where? No better place than the Dallas World Aquarium’s Shark Tank. I decided to ask Chloe Gosselin PaperCity Dallas’ insightful and slightly licentious “Preferential Treatment” questions.

Where are you right at this moment: I’m in my Vegas home in my kitchen.

The zip code you call home: 89134.

Style of residence: Spacial with amazing objects full of history and storytelling.

Pajamas or in the buff: Pajamas by my friend Morgan Lane.

Early or late riser: I’m a late riser that had to become an early riser. Every morning I take my daughter to school and then go ride my horse before the Vegas heat kicks in.

Coffee or tea: Tea, preferably from Mariage Frères.

Morning beauty/grooming ritual: Cleanser, oil, and daily cream by Joanna Vargas, unseen sunscreen by Supergoop a little bit of pink blush and a lip moisturizer by La Mer.

Evening beauty/grooming ritual: Cleanser by Tatcha and night cream by La Mer, I do the Babyfacial by Drunk Elephant if I have time. 

Go-to daytime ensemble: A little flowy dress by Ossie Clark or DVF, I love a print, vintage or new and of course a great pair of shoes by me (wink wink).

Ideal evening look: A silk suit by Alejandra Alonso Rojas in a pop of color with our Lily pumps.

One thing you always keep in mind when getting dressed: I always try to have something old on me, either my clothes or just a piece of jewelry, I wear vintage daily, I love the timelessness of these items and the idea that they carry on from one person to the other. I’m definitely a collector.

Your happy place destination: My barn with my horses.

The hotel you call your home-away-from-home: Musha Cay in the Bahamas.  

What’s in your travel bag: A book, a sketchbook with some markers, sunglasses by Krewe.

Last person you cocktail’ed with and what was your poison: My friends — stylist Chloe Hartstein and legendary actress Michelle Lee, the girls had tequila I had a mojito. I’m not a drinker so the sweeter the better for me.

Dream concert: Tori Amos, whom I’ve seen more than my head can remember and who became my friend over the years. She is truly the greatest performer, two pianos and her voice, just magical.

Store where you wish you had an unlimited charge account: New York Vintage

Items currently on your coffee table: Books about Picasso, The Wizard of Oz, and Alexander McQueen. A Dyptique Feu De Bois candle, an old coin-operated fortune teller and an old gumball machine called Lukat the lucky cat.

Last movie you saw: Toy Story 4. Yup, I have a 9-year-old daughter Sky. We loved it!

Hall pass for a dalliance: David Copperfield (ahahahaha).

Who would play you in the movie of your life (living or dead actor is fine): Maybe Audrey Tautou. So French. 

If you weren’t in your current profession what would you be doing: Something in public services or politics. Something where I could be helpful to others.

Secret skill: I’m a closeted singer. Not sure it’s a skill because I wish I could be much better, but I do love to sing.

Guilty pleasure: Kettle corn and kinder chocolate.

Gosselin will be in town this Friday, August 16 from 6 to 9 pm at Dallas World Aquarium, 1801 N Griffin Street, to RVSP: info@chloegosselin.com. 

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