Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Chloe Sevigny, Manhattan’s weathervane for all things cool and quirk, gives a tour of her enviable closet, including dresses from her Opening Ceremony collection, pink-colored vintage obscurities, and S&M accessories.

Released on 6/13/2013

Credits

Starring: Chloe Sevigny

Transcript

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[Cameraman] I am rolling.
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(whispering) What should I say?
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(laughter)
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No, I know what to say.
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[Girl] Cool with all this stuff
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'cause really we're zoomed in.
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[Cameraman] How's this?
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[Girl] That's good.
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[Cameraman] Cool.
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Hi I'm Chloe.
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This is my closet.
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So I have yes, lots of stuff in this closet,
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old stuff and new stuff.
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I have the bunny ears from the film
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Gummo that I made, when I did the costumes.
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And there was only one pair and they got
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pretty destroyed in the rain and other days
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when we were shooting and the poor,
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I don't know, every time we shot this kid,
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the bunny boy, it was always terrible weather.
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They're really poorly constructed.
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(laughter)
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You can see the inside, I didn't really
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know how to do it.
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(laughter)
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So the poor child had to have these wires
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and I mean, look at that!
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Anyways, he was tough.
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He could handle it.
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He hung out in dumpsters.
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I keep everything.
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I'm kind of a pack rat, hoarder type and I have
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every note anybody's ever sent me and invitations.
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I have some little things hanging around
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like this was a review from the first
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Opening Ceremony collection from W, Women's Wear Daily.
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And there is all of my closest friends
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and a great little review we got.
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And I keep that up as a little reminder of my success.
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(laughter)
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And these are a collection of illustrations
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that Alber Elbaz made for me.
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This was the dress that I wore to the Oscars,
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the year I was nominated, 501 years ago.
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It was when he was designing for Yves St. Laurent.
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And this was what I wore to the Golden Globes
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the same year, it's all for Boys Don't Cry.
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And that one I'd worn to a different film festival,
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so they're all dresses that I had worn.
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This dress I have on is from the collection too.
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It's kind of based on this one.
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It also came in polka dot and leopard
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and floral and paisley.
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But it was such a success and people
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loved the shape and stuff that
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we kind of re-did it this season
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and you can take the zip off and just have
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a little crop top or also as a dress.
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Multiple colors too.
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There's a red one, a white one, it comes in purple
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and I think a chambray but I'm not sure.
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I was really into going to S & M stores in LA
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'cause I was really bored there
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'cause I don't like it there.
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And I got this one.
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And I started buying latex and stuff.
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It started my whole fascination with,
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and I think which was a big inspiration
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for the last resort collection,
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was a lot of this kind of S & M-y
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leather and underwear as outerwear.
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Like one of the skirts from the collection
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that we did has this leather detailing
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where it almost looks like you have on your garter,
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which was supposed to be the deal.
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There's another, some impulse, old comb day thing.
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I don't know what season it's from
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but I don't know why, I just couldn't resist it.
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And I used to wear pink every single day.
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As you can see my bedroom is pink.
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Pink is my favorite color but I don't wear pink
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as much as I used to.
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I had this vision wearing it with jeans
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in gloomy England and being bright and poppy
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and I wore it once.
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(laughter)
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But it's kind of spectacular.
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Look at the back.
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Over here I have a little hat collection.
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Here's an old Yo-ji.
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Since I have this new haricut and so I'm
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really into this kind of, I don't know,
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more I guess back to the 90's.
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I feel like this has that kind of spirit
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a little bit, this hat.
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[Girl] Didn't you walk in a Miu Miu show
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many years ago? I did, I did.
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I did the Miu Miu campaign many years ago.
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It was shot by Juergan Teller and who is really young.
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And I had to walk the catwalk.
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Oh I have a really funny picture of me
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and Kate Moss backstage and she's wearing
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like underwear and a bra and I'm actually
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kind of posing like her, she's standing here like this,
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posing super sexy Kate Moss and I'm standing
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next to her holding a glass of champagne
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with two hands just being like.
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(laughter)
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Totally nerdy and uncomfortable and so out of place.
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It so captures that moment of my life in time,
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so perfectly.
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I found it.
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There is a system.
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(laughter)
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Might not look like it but there is.
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(slow footsteps)
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How hilarious.