Chloë Sevigny: A Book By Chloë Sevigny

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Chloë Sevigny’s self-titled book of photos dropped today. The book is published by Rizzoli, and I already have a copy on the way from Amazon. I mean, who could resist a selection of 8x10 glossy images of one of the most captivating, faces of the industry. Chloë Sevigny (pronounced Seven-E by the way!) has been a muse in the downtown creative scene for two decades now, and she’s been one of my style inspirations since I can remember. She was painfully cool in the 90’s and has managed to keep her quirky, I don’t give a sh*t style throughout her career. 

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For the actress/model/fashion designer, it all started with a Sonic Youth music video. Now, Sevigny has a catalogue of art house, indie films under her belt, such as the 1995 cult classic Kids. Kids was directed by her then boyfriend Harmony Korine, whom she met during her skater girl days. Over the years, Sevigny has seamlessly danced between low-fi, independent flicks and big budget productions like the HBO series Big Love, for which she won a Golden Globe. Her talents as an actress are undeniable, she’s great but what interests me is the other side. The side that saw Sevigny not only star in Gummo (1997) but also head the costume department. And then years later design a fashion collection with Opening Ceremony. (LOOK the whole collection is amazing)

It’s her image, her style and her kick-ass fashion sense, which I find beguiling. Unfortunately, I am the exact person Sevigny stays away from, even dislikes. She reluctantly got Instagram, and with 47.5k followers and only 54 posts, it’s clear she’s not huge on self-promotion. She doesn’t want to be rated for how she looks or dresses, but that is probably why she does it so well.

 

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I’m wearing sandalwood beads that I made into a choker with elastic, and I always wore that long-sleeved T-shirt for some reason. I probably have on really baggy skater jeans, like something from Girbaud or Blind, and either combat boots or steel-toed Dr. Martens. I was working at Polo at the time, so I had a real affinity for the Lo Lifes — the boys who dressed in all Polo. I probably had a tinge of that hinting into my look as well. I was so into the Tribe Called Quest / hip-hop / hippie / skater thing.
— Chloë Sevigny for PAPERMAG.COM

This book is not only a style bible, but a delicate, intimate look into the life of a person. Among images by Juergen Teller, Terry Richardson, and Inez and Vinhood (to name just a few), lie snaps taken by high school friends. An honest look into an interesting life.  You can order a copy here.

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This is by a photographer named Kevin Hatt. I don’t remember what this was for, but I have a ton of Polaroids from this series. I like that it has kind of an Avedon feel.
— Chloë Sevigny for PAPERMAG.COM
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Sevigny and Lyonne will sign copies of Chloe Sevigny at New York's Herald Square Urban Outfitters, 1333 Broadway, on Monday, April 20th, from 7-9 p.m. Sevigny will also do a signing at Bookmarc in Los Angeles, 8407 Melrose Place, on April 29th at 6 p.m.