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  • Photography David Perez Shadi (1991), courtesy of Rizzoli

  • Photography by Lizzi Bougatsos (2004), courtesy of Rizzoli

  • Photography by Wolfgang Tillmans, (1995), courtesy of Rizzoli


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“Chloë Sevigny” book by Rizzoli

A new book by Rizzoli casts light on the personal style of actress, fashion designer and it-girl Chloë Sevigny, spanning the 20 years of her impressive career: from her debut as an actress in Larry Clark’s controversial movieKids” (1995), which made the whole world fall in love with her natural talent and effortless coolness, to her numerous editorials for some of the most influential magazines of the world, her ads for brands like Miu Miu or Chloé, and her experimentations as a fashion designer. The book, which is simply titledChloë Sevigny”, explores the way Sevigny’s daring style has evolved over the years, covering her classic skate-meets-grunge style that put her in the fashion map, her first appearances as a model for Sassy magazine, her iconic red carpet looks as well as her unique designs for Opening Ceremony.

Chloë Sevigny personally selected the photos that appear in the book, featuring fashion editorials for Details, Purple, Interview, i-D and The Face, taken by friends and collaborators such as Mark Borthwick, Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller, Harmony Korine, Mario Sorrenti, and Inez and Vinoodh. What’s more, Sevigny shared with the readers a selection of her personal memorabilia, including casting flyers, Polaroids, fanzines, notes from her day planners and behind the scenes shots from movies like “Boys Don’t Cry” and “American Psycho”. Last, but not least, the book features homages by artists like Elizabeth Peyton and Karen Kilimnik, a prologue by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and an epilogue by actress Natasha Lyonne.

Standing somewhere between an art book, a scrapbook and a teen fanzine, Chloë Sevigny’s monographic volume, far from being nostalgic, celebrates personal style and authenticity above all. “It’s about reclaiming my image. I thought, Let’s do a modest book—if one can do a modest book of oneself,” Sevigny said in a recent interview with Vogue. “Everybody is obsessed with good taste now, but the nineties were about good taste/bad taste. I wanted the book to reflect a sort of non-taste—the freedom to not be sexy or glamorous all the time; more like a wild-in-the-streets kind of thing.”Chloë Sevigny” book by Rizzoli is now available at selected stores and online.