Style Icon: Chloë Sevigny

chloeWords by Elizabeth Pollard

Chloë Sevigny is something of an enigma. Queen of Indie film, she is front row at fashion week, style icon to bloggers and editors alike and yet, manages to completely avoid the usual drawl of celebrity spotlight. Her style has evolved over time but the attitude in which she wears them remains the same across the decades, low key, effortless and painfully cool.

Androgynous in frame and silhouette, 80% of the time you’ll catch her in jeans and a t-shirt, denim cut offs and a sweatshirt or a boxy dress, seemingly simple but a look only ‘tumblr girls’ can carry off and look fabulous and not hopeless like the rest of us. The rest of the time, Sevigny dares to try with style and of course, always pulls it off with a sense of self awareness and confidence.

Carrying her youth better than any of her contemporaries, it’s hard to believe she’s the same age as Kate Moss, until you reminisce about her 80’s and 90’s heyday; backstage at Miu Miu, on set with Larry Clark, or interning for New York’s Sassy Magazine. Her eclectic style mirrors her choice of film role, making her innately “the coolest woman in the world” (US Vogue, 2001).

Photo Credit Patrick McMullanKate Moss and Chloe Sevigny backstage at the Miu Miu Fashion Show, Bryant Park Tents, NYC November 2, 1995
44a360fa-17ad-4be5-8483-e05e1b0df87bPhotograph by Chris Hanley

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