1986 : May: Following a slow transfer of executive duties to Dunhill management, Aghion and Lenoir retire. June: New York offices open. Sior Pendle named chairman. August: Venezuelan-born Carlos Rodriguez takes over from O'Brien, who exits.

2003 : Paris headquarters moved into the building that houses the Cartier Foundation contemporary art museum on the Boulevard Raspail. (The Paris flagship remains on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honor茅.) March: Kylie Minogue serenades the crowd gathered at Caf茅 de Flore to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary. August: Kate Hudson wears Chlo茅 exclusively in the film Le Divorce. October: Philo's high-waisted, flared jeans for spring sell out within a day of arriving in stores. December: Chlo茅 head Ralph Toledano named a chevalier de la L茅gion d'Honneur.