Forget the usual presentation. Last month, Chloe Sevigny debuted her resort collection with Opening Ceremony at a garden party in Nolita. And instead of 6-feet-tall stick figures showcasing the line, which centers around five different styles of dresses in five prints (paisley, polka dots, leopard, floral and houndstooth), Sevigny’s artsy friends modeled the looks.
“I love high fashion, but I can’t even look at a magazine without having an anxiety attack because we all have issues with our bodies,” explains Sevigny. “So for me it’s really important to show the clothes on regular girls, or on myself, ’cause I’m a 35-year-old woman. I’m not 110 pounds. I’m more realistic than the models on the catwalk.”
The actress shares with Metro her future design plans, finding the perfect jeans, and how to achieve the “fierce bitch” look.
Why did you pick these five prints and silhouettes?
I don’t want the line to get stale. I want it to be more of a concept line each year. I was thinking about how girls buy the same thing over and over again. I do, all of my friends do, so I thought if you find one silhouette you like, you keep buying that dress. All the prints are what I’ve loved since I was a teenager.
Your collaboration with O.C. is so successful — ever think about doing just a Chloe Sevigny line?
No, that seems really complicated. I’ve got it pretty easy right now; we get along really well. If I did a J. Lo or Sarah Jessica Parker — not that I’m knocking them, I’m sure they make a gazillion dollars, and good for them — but I don’t think that I have enough brand recognition that I could go that big. It makes more sense for me, who I am overall and my career, to keep it more indie.
What are you coveting right now?
I’m trying to find a new pair of jeans, which I know is the ultimate quest for every woman. My ideal jean would be the Levi’s that Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis wore in “Thelma & Louise.” That color and cut is what I’m obsessing over. That Levi’s makes every ass look really great. I want the “Thelma & Louise” ass!