Read: photo book on Chloë Sevigny

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This candy-coloured volume celebrates the individual, downtown style of American actress Chloë Sevigny.

From the early ‘90s, Sevigny has been regarded as the poster girl for effortlessly cool style that is truly her own. It was her role in Harmony Korine’s controversial teen movie Kids (1995) that sealed her fate as an indie queen and secured her place within the downtown New York party scene. Pretty soon, the girl with the quirky outfits was appearing in underground magazine editorials and later, picked up by prestigious photographers. 

This glossy photo book explores the evolution of Sevigny’s style. Alongside too-cool-for-school magazine shoots for publications including Purple and The Face, the pages are glittered with personal memorabilia such as polaroids, casting fliers and pages lifted from her day planner. The foreword, written by Sonic Youth front woman Kim Gordon, is a nice touch too.

This edition provides a wealth of style inspiration and proves the value of individuality and creativity over fast trends - an essential addition to your coffee table collection.

Further reading:
Whistles muse: Chloë Sevigny