Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Resort 2012: High School High
The first thing you noticed was the set--a steaming hot high school gym in NoLita, and a stage filled with reaper-like mannequins dressed head-to-toe in safety orange--almost a life size diorama. "I wanted to do something site specific so that when you went in you were kind of transported to when you were younger," Chloë Sevigny told us after the lights went down at her first-ever runway show for the collection she designs with Opening Ceremony. "There was an empty stage and I said, 'We have to do some sort of tableau.' My friend Charlie Wing is an artist who hasn't showed yet in New York, and I'm so inspired by him. He loved the gator print. I just wanted something for people to look at." But besides the backdrop, there were clothes to see, and they were very cute.