Rubin & Chapelle

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Rubin & Chapelle
HeadquartersNew York, NY

Rubin & Chapelle is a New York-based fashion company founded by designers Kip Chapelle and Sonja Rubin.[1][2]


Rubin & Chapelle apparel is produced in the United States, in New York and Los Angeles. From 2000 until 2008, production was done in Italy.[3] Prior to the company’s founding, Sonja Rubin worked for Vivienne Westwood and Perry Ellis while Kip Chapelle worked for Giorgio Armani and Calvin Klein.[4][5] The designers have also designed and produced apparel for Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.[6] They are known for bias cut technique, suits, dresses, and knitwear.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

The designers were among the first to establish a retail presence in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, opening their first store there in 2002.[15][16] The second store was opened in Malibu, California in 2011.[17] Both stores were designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf.[18] The line has a number of celebrity clients,[19][20][21][22][23] and retailers have included: Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barneys Japan, Fred Segal, and Joyce Boutique.[24][25][26][27][28][29][30]

Rubin & Chapelle received the Rising Star Award in 2000 from Fashion Group International.[31] In 2003 they received the Fashion Award of the City of Vienna in (2003).[32] They received a Senatorial Citation from Ohio Senator Tom Roberts in 2002.[33][34] Select Rubin & Chapelle designs have been acquired for the permanent museum collections of School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Fashion Institute of Technology.[35] In 2011, the designers were inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America.[36]


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  11. ^ Horyn, Cathy (June 16, 2010). "A Winter Break Is Now the Longest Season". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
  12. ^ Change, Joyce (September 17, 2000). "The New Kids On The Rack". The New York Times.
  13. ^ Bellafante, Gina (February 16, 2001). "Review/Fashion; When the Message Swamps the Medium". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
  14. ^ Horyn, Cathy (February 2, 2000). "Review/FashionOscar de la Renta Revels In His Youthful Side". The New York Times.
  15. ^ "The Raw and the Cooked". Interior Design Magazine. Interior Design. Archived from the original on 2016-02-21.
  16. ^ "A Brief History of MePa Retail". Racked.
  17. ^ "Three Designer Collections Set-Up Shop in Malibu". Hollywood Reporter.
  18. ^ "Shop Arrival: Rubin Chapelle". LA Confidential. External link in |website= (help)
  19. ^ "Rubin Chapelle's Muse". The Root.
  20. ^ "Rubin Chapelle Collections - Rubin Chapelle Runway Show Archive - ELLE". Elle.
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  24. ^ "Die New Yorker Designer Sonja Rubin und Kip Chapelle".
  25. ^ Schiro, Anna-Marie. "By Design; A Revolution in Pants". The New York Times.
  26. ^ "Rubin Chapelle's Muse". The Root.
  27. ^ "Rubin & Chapelle". Elle.
  28. ^ "Critics' Pick". New York.
  29. ^ "Amid the Bust, Boom Boom". The New York Times.
  30. ^ "Soft News". The New York Times. 1997-08-10. ISSN 0362-4331.
  31. ^ Wilson, Eric (January 24, 2000). "Fashion Group Presents Rising Stars". Women's Wear Daily. Fairchild Publications.
  32. ^ "Modepreis der Stadt Wien an RubinChapelle". City of Vienna.
  33. ^ "Nitty-Gritty Fashion". Dayton Daily News. March 10, 2002.[dead link]
  34. ^ "Hereabouts; Graduates Honored". Dayton Daily News. November 21, 2002.[dead link]
  35. ^ "FIT Gets 'Exposed' With Lingerie Exhibit". WWD.
  36. ^ "CFDA Welcomes New Members". CFDA.

External links[edit]

Official website