Happy birthday Chloë Sevigny! To celebrate, we look back through our favourite style icon’s best moments.
Our favourite it girl of the 90s, Chloë Sevigny turns forty today. If that doesn’t make you feel old, we really don’t know what will. From early beginnings as a trend setter in New York, to the international actress and superstar that she is today, she sums up edgy American cool in one blonde bite-size package. Not just a pretty face, Chloë has starred in some of the best films of the 90s and 2000s. Highlights include playing a secretary infatuated with her serial killer boss in American Psycho and a part alongside Macauley Culkin in the era defining Party Monster, telling the story of club-kid-slash-murderer Michael Alig in 90s New York. Both were chic, pop-culturally significant roles that shan’t easily be forgotten. Aside from this, Chloë has been on more magazine covers than we can count, and has done her fair share of television cameos; remember her playing that lesbian interior designer in Will and Grace? More recently you might have seen her as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
To celebrate another it-girl turning another year older, we’ve gathered our favourite of her moments for you to enjoy. Happy birthday Chloë Sevigny, we’re sure the party will be pretty awesome.
THAT TIME SHE DRESSED UP AS TERRY RICHARDSON
Whatever you think of the somewhat infamous photographer, you can’t deny that this photo of Chloë and the man himself is pretty epic. It makes a change from the usual semi naked girls prancing around at any rate.
BACK IN THE DAY
Way back in July 2000, here she is on the cover of The Face, before it sadly disappeared from the newsstands.
FOREVER A COVER GIRL
More recently, Chloë was on 2008 on the cover of British Elle. Marking the beginning of fashion’s move away from the bohemia and sexiness of the mid-00’s, this cover sees her riding the wave of cool into a new decade (if you ignore those shoes…)
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
In 2012 she starred in American Horror Story: Asylum, playing a nymphomaniac who’s husband put her in an institution for liking sex too much.
STYLE ICON, THEN
Messily cropped hair, knit bikini top and a denim jacket? Yes please.
STYLE ICON, NOW
Looking great in a blush coloured co-ord at the premiere of The Bling Ring. Very modern New York woman, even when she’s in L.A.
OPENING CEREMONY COLLAB
We loved her collaboration with Opening Ceremony, which made sense on every level. Great stuff.
Words: Elliot Rose.