Being a longtime fan of Chloë Sevigny, I was so excited to get to go to the Meet and Greet, inaugurating her latest collection for Opening Ceremony this past Saturday. Guests included Spike Jonze, Jenn Brill, and Humberto and Carol, the proprietors and creators behind OC’s worldwide franchises.
Chloë’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection is comprised of crop tops and tees with iconic Robert Mapplethorpe photographs superimposed onto them, silky baseball jackets, an assortment of swoon-worthy chunky boots (ranging from pointy-toed cowboy boots to chunky 90s lace-ups), and pastel, rounded sunglasses. While the dresses were attractive, I didn’t find them particularly distinctive. There are 5 silhouettes, each named after one of Ms. Sevigny’s friends like sassy cool-girl Leslie Arfin and singer Lissie Trullie. Each style comes in the same five pattern options: leopard, floral, gingham, paisley, and polka-dot. Of course, I wouldn’t object if someone gifted me one, I just don’t feel as if shelling out $400 for one would be worth it.
Scarf from India, H&M elbow-patch sweater, velvet Opening Ceremony skirt, button earrings.
I recently purchased this sweater at H&M because I’ve been searching for an elbow-patched top. It makes me think of vintage menswear—how they used to sew-up men’s suit holes with patches (now they do it on purpose at places like Paul Smith and charge you thousands). But I just thought this particular one was a casual and unconventional spin on the look. I’m also wearing my favorite Opening Ceremony piece (which ironically, I found on sale at Barney’s). It's a supple and mysterious navy blue velvet.