Rubin & Chapelle


SONJA RUBIN


Originally from Vienna, Austria, Sonja has been involved in the fashion world since the age of 16, studying in Milan, London, and New York. Ms. Rubin co-founded Rubin & Chapelle in 1997 where the line quickly became a sought-after brand with numerous celebrity clients and international retail clients including: Barneys NY, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Joyce Hong Kong. She has worked for designers and retailers including: Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Sean John, Barneys New York, and Saks Fifth Avenue.


Rubin & Chapelle is among the first designers to establish retail presence in New York’s Meatpacking District and were catalysts to its establishment in Manhattan’s fashion landscape. The partners opened their second retail store in Malibu, CA in 2011.


Ms. Rubin has received a number of awards and nominations from institutions including: Fashion Group International, the Smithsonian, and the City of Vienna, Austria. In 2011 Ms. Rubin was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology.

Ms. Rubin has participated as a critic for graduating fashion design students at Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Chicago Art Institute, and Berlin University of Applied Art. Selections from Ms. Rubin’s designs are part of the museum collections of School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fashion Institute of Technology, and MAK Museum of Vienna.


Her designs have appeared in publications including: Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue British, Vogue Homme, Forbes, In-Style, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Times, WWD, Elle, Dutch, ID, The Face, V, German Elle, Interior Design, Arena, Essence, LA Times, The New Yorker, New York, L’Officiel, Liberation, Vibe, Wallpaper, People, and Interview


Celebrity clients include: Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Jude Law, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lawrence, Mischa Barton, Emma Roberts, Uma Thurman, Dave Chappelle, Iman, Daryl Hannah, Cindy Sherman, Sienna Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Clinton, Isabelle Huppert, Karolina Kurko- va, Stella Tenant, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tyra Banks, Sharon Stone, Bjork, and Erykah Badu.


Ms. Rubin’s collections have been shown in internationally in USA, France, Italy, Austria, and Japan.





Kip Chapelle learned tailoring from his father who worked with seamstress Rosa Parks during the Montgomery protests. He has worked with Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Sean John, Geoffrey Beene, Barneys NY, and Saks Fifth Avenue. He co-founded Rubin & Chapelle in 1997 where the line quickly became a sought-af- ter brand with numerous celebrity clients and international retail clients including: Barneys NY, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Joyce Hong Kong.


RUBIN & CHAPELLE is among the first designers to establish retail presence in New York’s Meatpacking District and were catalysts to its establishment in Manhattan’s fashion landscape. The partners opened their second retail store in Malibu, CA in 2011.

Mr. Chapelle has received a number of awards and nominations from institutions including: Fashion Group International, The Smithsonian, A Senatorial Citation, and the City of Vienna, Austria. In 2011 Mr. Chapelle was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He is a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology.


Mr. Chapelle has participated as a critic for graduating fashion design students at Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology. Selections from Mr. Chapelle’s designs are part of the museum collections of School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fashion Institute of Technology, and MAK Museum of Vienna.


His designs have appeared in publications including: Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue British, Vogue Homme, Forbes, In- Style, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Times, WWD, Elle, Dutch, ID, The Face, V, German Elle, Interior Design, Arena, Essence, LA Times, The New Yorker, New York, L’Officiel, Liberation, Vibe, Wallpaper, People, and Interview


Celebrity clients include: Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Jude Law, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lawrence, Mischa Barton, Uma Thurman, Dave Chappelle, Iman, Daryl Hannah, Cindy Sherman, Sienna Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Clinton, Isabelle Huppert, Karolina Kurkova, Stella Tenant, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tyra Banks, Sharon Stone, Bjork, and Erykah Badu Mr. Chapelle’s collections have been shown in internationally in USA, France, Italy, Austria, and Japan



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