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Best Dressed #18 of 39 (not in order!): Chloe Sevigny

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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The March issue of AVENUE features our seriously selective list of the 39 Best Dressed Women in New York. Here is just one of the 39…keep coming back to see who else made the cut!


Chloe Sevigny: Downtown Diva


When she was a teenager, actor/clothing designer Chloe Sevigny was dubbed the new “it-girl” by author Jay McInerney in a seven-page article in The New Yorker. Modeling gigs and a role in photographer Larry Clark’s controversial film Kids followed. Sevigny, who grew up in preppy Darien, Conn., but rebelled against the country club crowd by skateboarding and shaving her head, now says she’s most influenced by elaborate Victorian fashion. When not acting, Sevigny’s attention is turned to (what else?) fashion. She’s designed three collections for Opening Ceremony, the epicenter of cool kid clothes. No surprise here: As a child, she sewed her own outfits. And although she sports designer dresses to premieres and awards shows, Sevigny’s quirky style is more second-hand than haute couture. “I still prefer to buy vintage over spending it all on one designer,” she has said.


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