There's this weekly thing we have in the office called Hater Thursdays. We've tried a few times to work Chloe Sevigny's name into the session somehow but it never works. For example, she decides to give designing a go with a clothing line for Opening Ceremony and all we can do is obsess over it—the fake fur topped creepers and the adorably pretty liberty-print bustiers...just lovely. So when we heard Chloe was turning pictures of her modeling said collection by photographer Mark Borthwick into a real-life-for-sale art book we were mildly gleeful. I mean who on earth sells their lookbook for money? It just seems so very deliciously hate-worthy. Anyway, so this week the glossy Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Book arrives in the mail just in time for Hater Thursdays!! But it's really not what we expected at all. Sliced horizontally down the middle flick-book style with lots of cheeky Chloe-inspired artwork peppered in between ( courtesy of an all star art cast that includes Rita Ackerman, Dan Colen, Lizzie Bougatos and Spencer Sweeney ), it's probably the most fun we've had with fashion and art simultaneously for a very long time. Yes we could probably spend hours mixing and matching different Chloes: cute Russian-doll-face Chloe with hot-leggings Chloe, or crisp-white-shirt Chloe on horseback. There's even an illustration of Chloe farting "career vegetables." We are actually genuinely psyched that Chloe has a sense of humor to match her flawless sense of style. And if we're being extra honest it is kind of fun dismembering her (well cutting her in two at least!) in the name of art too.
Stylee Fridays: It’s Chloe Sevigny, Don’t Hate
July 18, 2008