Photography by Gregory Harris. Styling by Morgan Pilcher.Image via Chloé.Photography by Annette O’Brien. Styling by Julia Green for Greenhouse Interiors.Image via The New York Times.Image via The New York Times.
Whilst doing a daily scan of our Instagram feed we couldn’t help but stop and notice the latest campaign by Net-A-Porter, featuring this seasons luxurious fringed, crochet-knit cotton cardigan designed by Chloé. Instantly we felt a strong connection between this incredible 70’s inspired cardigan and our much loved Geronimo Shag Cushion!
After a little more research and the discovery of an article in The New York Times detailing the muse behind Chloé’s Fall ’16 Collection, Anne-France Dautheville, we haven’t been able to stop talking about this incredible and unassuming lady. The now 72-year-old Dautheville famously motorcycled from Paris to Afghanistan in the 70’s as a courageous and adventurous 28-year-old. Her free spirit and sense of adventure deeply resonates with us as we try to encapsulate this idea of wanderlust with every range we design at Sage x Clare.
In 1973, she became the first woman to ride across the world solo on a motorcycle, trekking three continents and covering more than 20,000 kilometres. The humble Dautheville is quoted to have said, “There had always been traveling women, but they had been exceptional women, I am a normal woman. I am not exceptional at all. I’m not especially courageous, I’m not especially strong … it was the first time an average person could do all these things.” Well Anne-France Dautheville – we think you are incredibly exceptional, courageous and strong and we hope that we too will one day have a little bit of all these qualities in us.
Sage x Clare