Like you probably know by now, Chloë Sevigny, is a fashion icon. Her unique ways of mixing vintage and high fashion is what makes her outfits interesting.
British Elle Magazine has hired Chloë as their style advisor, and for the next six months she will be answering letters about style for the magazine. She’s on the March cover with a interview and an awesome photoshoot inside.
In the interview she says she studies all the fashion shows each season and then makes a list of all the things she likes. She also reads all the fashion mags and gets inspiration from books. She likes vintage shopping and visits many New York thrift stores to check out new stuff. She admits that sometimes it’d be easier to have a stylist. But she thinks it’s unfair that all the Hollywood stars get all the fashion credits ‘These people are celebrated for their style and they don’t even dress themselves.’
Chloë has lots of fashion friends. She’s known Marc Jacobs since she was 17. They met 1992 when Marc worked at Perry Ellis and had just unveiled the remorable grunge collection. ‘He could easily do things that are just cute and wearable, but he’s always pushing the envelope.’ Among other friends in the fashion industry are the designers Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga, Stefano Pilati at YSL and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez at Proenza Schouler.
What could be her best fashion advice? ‘Knowing what’s good on you, wearing it with pride and having a certain confidence and swagger.’
Chloë has now launched a collection of clothing, shoes and sunglasses for New York based brand Opening Ceremony. The collection is vintage inspired and influenced in large part by the styles she enjoyed in high school. It could be described as grungy yet feminine with clashing prints, rock'n roll, and 80s high school. It includes floral grunge frocks, micro minis, black mesh tees, zip-up ankle booties and cat-eye sunglasses. She claims the clothes are mix and match and can work from day to night. ‘They’re quirky, something different’.
Chloë had two things in mind while designing. Every piece should be something she'd personally want to own as well as something she'd always wanted people to design but never had.
The collection is available in Opening Ceremony boutique in New York and LA. In Europe it’s Colette in Paris and Selfridges in London.
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Photo sources chloesevignyonline.com openingceremony.com