Chloë Sevigny has been an indie culture mainstay since the '90s, when she was being declared "the coolest girl in the world" by the New Yorker and starring in films like "Kids." Now, at age 43, Sevigny still manages to exude a kind of nightlife-loving cool-kid vibe that makes it hard to remember that she's been part of the scene for multiple decades. Her seemingly outside-of-time aura was on full display Tuesday night at a Planned Parenthood gala in New York City.
Wearing gold brocade shorts with a gauzy pink Resort 2018Prada blouse accessorized with simple black heels, a small clutch and big hoop earrings, Sevigny could've seemed out of place at a gala that saw many other attendees opting for fancier dresses. But a "cool kid" of any age is the kind of person who can show up in whatever they want without seeming either over- or under-dressed, and Sevigny did just that with her signature aplomb. Aspiring "It" girls, take note.
As an actress, fashion plate and literally the poster girl for downtown cool, you'd think Chloe Sevigny would be able to snap her fingers and get access to any designer items she wanted. But, as it turns out, that's not so. The poor girl still can't get Valentino to lend her a dress. (The nerve!)
Today is day two of Chloe Sevigny's takeover on Nowness--and unsurprisingly there are many gems to be enjoyed--like a just unearthed X-girl video in which Sevigny sneaks into a Marc Jacobs show and asks Naomi Campbell, Jacobs, and Hamish Bowles if they've heard of a particular World Bank exec. (They hadn't.) It's weird and very, very 90s as one can imagine. Sevigny also sat down with Interview's Christopher Bollen to discuss everything from New York in the 90s to dating Harmony Korine. We have an exclusive excerpt from the interview--which won't run anywhere else--that has the queen of indie dishing on modeling (in a mask!) for Margiela in 1995, and her "weird addiction." Read on.
Chloe Sevigny's presentation for her fall Opening Ceremony collection was exactly the type of show you'd expect from the reigning queen of East Village cool: It was held at St. Mark's Church In The Bowery; models stared blankly and held signs that said things like "Time to have sex," "Goat Pussy," and "The agony of power"; Kim Gordon and several other performers (Shannon F, Thinner, Bleached) were scattered across the church, each taking turns performing; and two models go-go danced on blocks in the center of it all.
Chloe Sevigny has been pretty vocal lately about her disdain towards much of the fashion world. Last July, she told the New York Times that she finds going to fashion shows "boring," and more recently told a British radio show (via The Cut) that being a street style fixture is "not fun for [her]." Now, just before London's Opening Ceremony pop-up shop rereleases five of her sold-out designs for the store, Chloe's told Elle UK that fashion is "not really [her] passion." Acting is her passion (duh), and her latest gig as a transgender contract killer in the upcoming mini-series Hit and Miss, brought her to tears, she says: