Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Inspirations: Chloe Sevingny

Chloe's collaboration with Opening Ceremony

I adore Chloe Sevigny. As crazy as this sounds, there is literally nothing I dislike about her and her style. What I love so much about her is her dedication to both fashion and film (yeah, I'm a film student - can you tell?!) It's as if each filmmaker hand picks her for their role and when she's not designing wardrobe herself (Gummo) she seems to attract these characters with quirky, mannish, motifs. Most of my favourite women have an androgyny about them - an androgyny that's grounded in femininity. [see Alison Mosshart]. 

Her wardrobe: shift dresses, boxy over sized jackets, leather leather leather!
Where to find her: Hanging out in Greenwich village or the East Village, Manhattan.
Who she's with: New York hipster elite Lesley Arfin and Leigh Lezark. Or a beautiful bearded man on her arm.

Soft colours and fabric, but with her distinctive straight lines shape.

Boxy jacket and bare legs - Chloe loves denim and black boots!

Chloe designing for Opening Ceremony - A lot of her collections influenced by fetishism, S&M, latex, leather.

Most recent collection for Opening Ceremony - the leather suspender's inspipred ra-ra skirt.
Opening Ceremony. Leather bloomers!

Chloe's been rocking the granny-chic for a while now! (bonus points for spotting the Baldwin in the picture!) 

 Chloe's East village apartment. More pictures here.

Chloe in Kids, 1995. Her film debut, 90's tomboy teen.

Chloe in Boy's Don't Cry, 1999. Academy award nominted. Small town chic.

Chloe in Gummo, 1997 (centre). Fashion designer on this picture. Bleached out nihilism.


  1. love her!
    she's such a cool girl, isn't she?
    I'd just love to know her.. she's so badass

  2. love her style!

    xoxo from rome

  3. I adore her style too! Brilliant post xo

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  5. She is just a constant source of inspiration! I've never seen any of her films, but I assume they're pretty great! I love how she looks like a realistic woman. She's not stick thin. Her collection for opening ceremony is so lovely! That skirt is raaaaaad! Thank you for sharing! I might just have t watch one of these films ASAP!

  6. I totally love her! Great inspirational choice!

  7. I love the black and red skirt! =)

  8. I love her!! such a beaut xx

  9. I really really love her style and these films , too!

  10. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!

  11. im obsessed with her too, her style is PERFECTION.

  12. Chloe is fabolous, so inspiring

  13. i love her style sooo much its amazing :) she is gorgeous xx