Chloë Sevigny: 20 Years as an It-Girl

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Chloë Sevigny has been a style icon for 20 years. This year sees the release of a book of her most iconic images and, to celebrate, we take a look at 20 of her most fashionable looks.

High-fashion muse and award-winning actress Chloë Sevigny has a style at 40 that is as effortlessly current as when she was declared ‘the coolest girl in the world’ by the New Yorker twenty years ago. A new self-titled book published by Rizzoli celebrates Sevigny’s unique style journey. Part art book, part scrapbook, the coffee table tome is a collection of ephemera and images of Sevigny through her incarnations as a buzz-cropped teen, skater girl, corduroy-clad indie actor and edgy campaign star for Miu Miu and Chloé.

As a poster girl for the 90s indie film movement that saw pop culture begin to diverge from Hollywood glamour, Sevigny’s appearance in the video of Sonic Youth‘s 1992 single Sugar Kane (band member Kim Gordon writes the foreword to the book), and a breakout role in Larry Clark’s controversial Kids, cemented her role as our free-spirited style obsession. Four years later Boys Don’t Cry earned Sevigny Best Supporting Actress nominations at both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes and roles in American Psycho and Dogville followed, as did a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her lead role in HBO’s Big Love. Today Sevigny translates her inimitable style into collections for Opening Ceremony alongside Humberto Leon, which means we can all get our hands on a piece of Sevigny’s Heathers-inspired lo-fi style. ‘Now that I’m pushing 40, I feel like I’m not supposed to wear ruffles, but I still want to!’ she said of the SS15 collection. She needn’t worry. When you’re Chloë Sevigny you can wear anything you please.

So take a look through 20 of Chloë’s most fashionable looks and rest assured, there’ll be plenty more to come.

Chloë Sevigny. Foreword by Kim Gordon, afterword by Natasha Lyonne. Published by Rizzoli, 21 April 2015.