Chloé Malle is the contributing editor of the popular fashion and lifestyle journal 'Vogue.' A 'Brown University' alumnus, Chloé previously worked as a social editor for 'Vogue.' She is the only child of 'Emmy'-winning actor Candice Bergen and 'Academy Award'-winning director Louis Malle. Chloé was interested in literary works since her childhood, and her career largely consists of editing, writing, and reporting jobs. She has previously worked for 'The New York Observer.' She has also been involved in a lot of charitable activities. Chloé is married to Graham Albert, the senior vice president of a leading global alternative asset manager.
Birth & Education
Chloé was born Chloé Françoise Malle, on November 8, 1985, in New York City, New York, US, to actor and former fashion model Candice Bergen and the late Louis Malle, French film director, screenwriter, and producer. Her grandfather, Edgar Bergen, was a renowned ventriloquist, and her grandmother, Frances Bergen, was a reputed actor and model.
Chloé lost her father to lymphoma on November 23, 1995. Chloé’s mother married real-estate developer Marshall Rose 5 years after Louis’s death. Chloé has an older half-brother named Manuel Cuotemoc Malle, who was born to Louis and his girlfriend, German actor Gila von Weitershausen. Louis also had a relationship with Canadian actor Alexandra Stewart, which resulted in the birth of Chloé’s older half-sister, Justine.
Chloé was 15 when her family moved to New York City. There, she attended 'Riverdale High School' and then 'Brown University.' She graduated in 2008, with a major in comparative literature and writing. Chloé also studied at 'Université Paris-Sorbonne' in 2007.
Chloé is a keen reader. Some of her favorite books are 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' by Betty Smith, 'The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge' by Rainer Maria Rilke, 'Winnie-the-Pooh' by A. A. Milne, and 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen. Chloé is one of the pivotal subjects in the book 'A Fine Romance,' authored by her mother.
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Chloé was always interested in writing. While studying at 'Brown,' she edited the university’s weekly paper. Following her graduation, Chloé joined ‘The New York Observer,' a weekly newspaper owned by the online media company 'Observer Media.' She started as an intern and later became a reporter of the newspaper. Chloé interviewed the managing editor of 'The New York Observer' and was soon promoted to the post of the newspaper’s real-estate writer. One of her editors from ‘The Observer,’ Alexandra Jacobs, was reassigned to the 'New York Times Style' section. Alexandra offered Chloé the option to work for her as a freelancer. She accepted the offer and started writing for Alexandra. Chloé simultaneously wrote an article for 'Vogue.' In 2011, Chloé joined 'Vogue' as a social editor. She contributed to the 'Flash' feature of the magazine, which is its front-of-book section. She also wrote articles on various fashion events for 'Vogue.com.' In 2016, Chloé began working as the contributing editor for 'Condé Nast.' Two of her prominent publications for 'Vogue' were 'Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers' (2012) and 'Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People' (2014).
Chloé has also been associated with a lot of charitable activities. She was the marathon guide at 'Achilles International,' a body that encourages disabled people to participate in mainstream athletics. She was then a medical volunteer at Mother Teresa’s charity center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2013, Chloé worked as a member of the 'Young Lions Committee' of the ‘New York Public Library.'
Chloé is married to Graham Albert, the senior vice president on the securitized credit investment team at 'MatlinPatterson,' a distressed securities fund. They met for the first time in September 2009, at a dinner party organized by one of their mutual friends in Ethiopia. Graham was not initially impressed by Chloé, as she was late to the party and had also criticized the Ethiopian wine that was served there. Nevertheless, they bonded over their next few meetings and started dating each other. Gilbert proposed to Chloé during the New Year’s holiday 4 years later, when they were vacationing in Santa Barbara, California. He proposed with a 1920s 'Art Deco' sapphire and diamond ring.
Chloé and Gilbert got married on July 25, 2015. The summer wedding, held at Chloé’s country home, ‘Le Coual,’ in Cahors, France, was an intimate event, with only 50 guests. The wedding reception also held at the same place.
Chloé and Gilbert share a lot of common interests, such as education, health, and travel. In her book 'A Fine Romance,' Candice revealed that she had wanted Chloé’s wedding to be held in New York. However, they compromised by hosting the engagement party in New York, as they had already planned a small wedding with their family and close friends in France.