Today is day two of Chloe Sevigny’s takeover on Nowness–and unsurprisingly there are many gems to be enjoyed–like a just unearthed X-girl video in which Sevigny sneaks into a Marc Jacobs show and asks Naomi Campbell, Jacobs, and Hamish Bowles if they’ve heard of a particular World Bank exec. (They hadn’t.) It’s weird and very, very ’90s–as one might imagine.
Sevigny also sat down with Interview‘s Christopher Bollen to discuss everything from ’90s New York to dating Harmony Korine. We have an exclusive excerpt from the interview–which won’t run anywhere else–that has the queen of indie dishing on modeling for Margiela in 1995 and her “weird addiction.” Read on.
Christopher Bollen: What are your memories of fashion then?
Chloe Sevigny: In the ’90s, with Margiela and Comme, I was just trying to come up with my own identity and finding things that were falling apart rather than actually being able to purchase the real deal. I did a Margiela fashion show in ‘95 in the window and we had masks over our faces. Everyone thought I was just so fashion but I was kind of anti-fashion while I was in it, you know? I was really into the Corinne Day photographs so I would wear a strappy sandal that was kind of Helmut Lang-y, as I was into this kind of kitten-y thing with straight jeans, not the big fat ones. And I was really into Christiane F. She was like my style icon. Then I would do the androgynous thing and wear plain sneakers, no platforms and a ringer tee.
Christopher Bollen: Do clothes still inspire you?
Chloe Sevigny: I don’t know if it’s inspiring or if it’s some weird addiction. Like I feel if I have a new dress and I go to a party I’m going to look better and I’m going to feel better about myself. It’s almost a bad relationship. I went through a period where I didn’t buy anything for six months because I didn’t want to have to have that to feed my ego, and I was like I’m just going to wear a buttondown and jeans and feel as cool and as confident as if I was wearing the latest Balenciaga, you know? Boys do that all the time but girls always want all these accoutrements to make you feel better.
Watch the awesome video below. Will Chloe Sevigny ever stop being cool?