the coolest photos from chloë sevigny's new book
Photography Wolfgang Tillmans, 1995
We know Kim Kardashian's selfie compendium Selfish is at the top of your reading list, but you better make some room, because Chloë Sevigny's Rizzoli monograph is almost here. Chloë Sevigny traces the evolution of the 'Coolest Girl in the World's' (so dubbed by Jay McInerney in the New Yorker back in 94) style throughout her landmark career, from her days behind the counter at it-boutique Liquid Sky right up through her five Opening Ceremony collaboration collections.
The deeply personal book includes teenage snapshots of the actress taken by her Darien High School pals; Miu Miu and Chloé campaigns; editorials shot by Mark Borthwick, Terry Richardson, and Juergen Teller for glossies including Purple, The Face, and yours truly; personal memorabilia including casting fliers, pages from her day planners, and homemade zines; and, just in time for its 20th anniversary, a whole host of film stills and behind the scenes shots from Kids, Larry Clark's 95 cult shocker that marked Sevigny's film debut.
But that's not all: Sevigny's longtime BFFs Kim Gordon and Natasha Lyonne chipped in, too. Gordon, who co-fronted Sonic Youth and tapped a teenage Sevigny for the band's Sugar Kane video back in 92, has written the book's forward. Lyonne, who Sevigny met in a backyard in Toronto while filming 99's A Map of the World, has contributed what's bound to be a hilarious afterward.
Chloë Sevigny hits stands April 21, fingers crossed it comes with its own CSS monogrammed L.L. Bean tote.
Text Emily Manning
Images © CHLOË SEVIGNY, Rizzoli New York, 2015