It seems to be the case that every time Chloe Sevigny does anything, fashion blogs go into a tizz (I guess that makes me a joiner). The sartorially savvy actress/model/designer/it-girl always seems to be high up on the barometer of what’s ‘cool’ so it makes sense that her collaborations with Opening Ceremony are highly coveted. Her latest offering comes in the form of a Resort/Pre-Spring collection. The collection, which taps into the current nineties revival trend, features 16 looks inspired by Sevigny’s favourite prints and pieces from her own wardrobe (isn’t that always the case with celebrity collaborations though?)
At the core of the collection are five dresses in five prints. The combination of polka dot, paisley, houndstooth, floral, and leopard prints are sure to keep everyone happy. There are also plenty of quirky accessories, cropped knits, and killer footwear. If further proof of a nineties influence is needed, look no further than the shoes: Sevigny enlisted cult nineties footwear label NaNa to create the shoes for this collection. The shoes range from 5inch wooden clogs to platform combat boots and, if the lookbook is anything to go by, they should nearly always be worn with a pair of socks.
The collection also features a t-shirt collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, where t-shirts will sport Mapplethorpe’s signature black and white photographs (is it just me or is this whole thing starting to look like an exercise in ‘cool’?) Sometimes I wonder if it hurts to be Chloe Sevigny… surely it can’t be easy… you know… to be that impossibly cool?
* I don’t know whether that last sentence should be taken in jest, or if I’m actually serious. This concerns me.