Chloe Corgan

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Chloe Corgan
Chloe Corgan performing with Billy Corgan and Frank Catalano Quartet at the Together and Together Again benefit show on July 27, 2022.
Background information
Birth nameChloé Mendel
Born (1992-09-10) September 10, 1992 (age 31)
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Other associated actsBilly Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins
Instagram@chloemendel

Chloé Mendel Corgan (born September 10, 1992) is a fashion designer, creative director, business owner, and musician. She is the wife of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, with whom she has two children. The Corgan's own Madame ZuZu's, a tea shop, vegan restaurant and performance space in Highland Park, Illinois,[1] where she serves as the creative director.[2]

Chloe Corgan has occasionally performed live with Billy Corgan, usually as a vocalist but she played piano on one song at Madame Zuzu's one year anniversary celebration.

On Chloe Corgan's 30th birthday, Billy Corgan made a marriage proposal to which she "of course said yes."[3] They married on September 16, 2023, one day before the Siamese Dream 30th Anniversary show.

Background[edit | edit source]

Raised in New York City, Chloe Corgan is the daughter of celebrity fave-designer Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel and Jenny Mui.[4] She is half Taiwanese and half French,[2] and the sixth generation family member of the house of Mendel.[5]

How the Corgan's met is unclear. Chloe was helping manage the original Madame ZuZu's 1.0 location,[6] however she was never an employee of Billy Corgan, and this is not how they met.[2] For a while, they were merely good friends and didn't formally date in a traditional sense, before eventually falling in love.[7]

They have since had two children together. Chloe Corgan gave birth to their son named Augustus Juppiter Corgan[8] on November 16, 2015. They welcomed their second child, a daughter named Philomena Clementine Corgan,[9] on October 2, 2018.

Maison Atia[edit | edit source]

Chloe Corgan studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago working with her father before launching our own faux-fur brand[10] with Gustave Maisonrouge in 2017, called Maison Atia.[11][12] The brand gained popularity among millennials thanks to Gigi Hadid[13] and Vogue Paris named it most trendy faux-fur of the winter in 2019.[14] Mendel is the company's creative director.[2]

In 2020, Billy Corgan wrote the jingle "Maison Atia" with Chloe serving as producer.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Barnas, Tom. "Billy Corgan's Madame ZuZu's Teahouse reborn in art deco space reminiscent of a 1930's tea salon". WGN9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 https://www.instagram.com/p/CyWj-fqpkt4/
  3. https://www.instagram.com/p/CiYDZYSpkkC/
  4. Ashlock, Jesse. "From Russia With Love". The New York Times.
  5. https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/packages/html/tmagazine/interactive/jmendel.html
  6. "Billy Corgan and Longtime Girlfriend Chloe Mendel Just Got Engaged". Loudwire. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  7. Chloe Corgan. October 3, 2023 Instagram Q&A
  8. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/billy-corgan-welcomes-son-augustus-juppiter-corgan-w160199
  9. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8478118/smashing-pumpkins-billy-corgan-daughter-announcement-philomena
  10. "Chloé Mendel Introduces New Line of Faux Furs". Visual Therapy.
  11. Onoda, Masato. "Brand to Know: Coats (and Home Goods) Made Entirely of Faux Fur". The New York Times Style Magazine.
  12. Borrell-Persson, Laird. "Maison Atia Is a Kate Moss–Approved Luxury Faux-Fur Brand That Plays With the Concept of Heritage". Vogue.
  13. https://www.popsugar.com/fashion/photo-gallery/44448015/image/44451627/Maison-Atia-Coat
  14. https://www.vogue.fr/mode/article/on-a-trouve-la-marque-de-fausse-fourrure-la-plus-mode-de-lhiver-maison-atia-mode