"I love this idea of gathering references from foreign places and cultures and mashing them together without any real understanding of the original context. It's sort of a jetlagged view of the world," Chaplin told WWD. "The 1980's New York City part comes in because cultures were being sampled and remixed then before political correctness, like Grace Jones or Jean Michel Basquiat. So the results were a lot more fun and idiosyncratic and less sanitized."
The collection debuted at an event attended by Juan Carlos Obando, Katherine Ross, Monet Mazur and Abigail Spencer at Desiree Kohan's LA boutique Des Kohan last week. To mark the launch, jewelry designer Annie Costello Brown of Yves Saint Laurent created an exclusive of accessories collection for Gypset which was featured at the store alongside exclusive items from Azzedine Alaia, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor & Rolf, Sharon Wauchob and Preen.
The line will be carried at India Hicks's Sugar Mill on Harbour Island, the Bazaar at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, and Space 519 in Chicago.