You can file this under something we didn't see coming. On Friday this preview image of Miu Miu's Fall 2012 campaign leaked online and Chloë Sevigny makes a surprise appearance. So far details about the photographer and stylist hasn't been released but so far, the response to the campaign has been pretty good.
Choosing Sevigny makes sense. As Giovanna Battaglia and Julia Restoin Roitfeld said before the brand's fall show, while the collections are pretty to a certain extent, they always have that quirky and slightly weird element that Miuccia Prada does so well.
While Chloë Sevigny's recent outfits haven't gone down particularly well recently, that hasn't stopped her from continuing to rake in on the back of her personal style. 'It helps me make a lot of money, so it's kind of important,' she said in a interview with BBC Radio4 yesterday. 'As far as my face in the industry, it has been pretty lucrative for me, especially [because I've done] mostly independent films throughout my career [and have been] able to do some advertising on the side.'
And it's true. Unlike many actresses that came up at the same time as she did, Sevigny has always marched to the beat of her own drum and it's worked. Heading the inevitable backlash that would undoubtedly come from her comments, the actress was quick to point out that she does actually appreciate fashion even though the shows are 'very high school' and 'not fun for me'. She rounded the interview off by praising Christopher Kane and heralding Nicholas Ghesquiere as 'the most talented person in the field today,' making it clear that she's all about the designers and less about the shows.
Last night Madonna's movie 'W.E' was screened by the Cinema Society and Pigaet in New York and as you would expect, a lot of people came out to support. Unfortunately though, there wasn't much to get excited about in the outfit stakes. Rachel Roy and Olivia Palermo sported two of the better looks of the night and Chloe Sevigny left us confused in this red dresses and dramatically oversized leather coat.
I’m just not as excited by it. I don’t know if it is a reflection of what they are producing, or just my feelings toward it. I bought a pair of Birkenstocks today — let’s be real. I wanted a chunky sandal that was functional. That should tell you where I am at as far as fashion.
Last night the Lincoln Centre in New York played home to the 2011 CFDA Awards. As we knew, Marc Jacobs picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, Phoebe Philo was presented with the International Award and Lady Gaga collected the big 'Fashion Icon' gong at last night's ceremony.
Other big winners of the night include the Proenza Schouler duo who picked up the award for womenswear designer of the year. Accessories designer of the year went to Alexander Wang, Menswear Designer of the Year went to Michael Bastian and Eddie Borgo recieved the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.
Dear Chloe Sevigny. I noticed you made some catty remarks about me in the press. You and I both know the real reasons behind this, don’t we? I now know you’re still not over it, which makes me feel sad for you. Don’t use public snide comments as a platform for your anger over MM.
She said on Twitter in response to Sevigny saying that she's "just around"
I guess I am stylish, but I would rather have people come up and say “I really liked your performance in this or that” than “I really like the way you dress.” That irks me. Anyway, the term It girl gets used too loosely. Today the term is used to describe, say, Peaches Geldof—a girl who doesn’t do anything but is just sort of around. The original It girl was the 1920s movie star Clara Bow; then, in the 1960s, with Edie Sedgwick and Warhol, It girls turned into socialites, ladies of leisure—people who had “it” just for being “fabulous.”