Celebrity Style on Trial: Chloe Sevigny

It’s Chloe Sevigny, everyone! She’s here to show us all how to dress!

It’s OK, we’re just kidding: phew! Chloe actually stands before you On Trial. We want you, the ladies and gentlemen of the Fashion Police jury, to help us decide, once and for all, whether Chloe is the modern-day fashion icon the fashion press would like us to believe she is, or whether she is, in fact, merely another fashion victim, attacked by trends and duped into believing that if you can call an outfit “edgy” THAT MAKES IT OK.

Here are some pieces of evidence.

For the prosecution:

Animal print drop-crotch pants. The prosecution rests, having also drawn your attention to the image at the top of the page, featuring the peep toe boot rule.

For the defence:

So, this is quite nice. For Chloe. The fact that we have to add the phrase “for Chloe” onto the sentence speaks volumes, however.

We’ve prepared a full dossier of evidence, which we present below. Feel free to take a look and let us know whether you find Chloe Sevigny guilty or innocent of committing crimes of fashion.


  • June 8, 2011


    She never looks very comfortable in front of the camera, which makes me think she doesn’t want to be seen as a fashion icon. She definitely isn’t in my eyes.

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  • June 8, 2011


    SOOOOO guilty!!! It´s so rare to see her in a nice outfit.

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  • June 9, 2011


    i think that she always looks like white trash. she looks cheap, dirty and high most of the time to me. ugh.

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  • June 11, 2011


    Chloe Sevigny is part of the Agnes Deyn and Alexa Chung group of women who are constantly touted as style icons and leave me completely baffled. I could probably count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I’ve seen Chloe Sevigny in an outfit I actually liked.

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  • June 13, 2011


    I thinkit depends what a style icon is. she’s a public figure who dresses differently, dresses the way she wants to. And when she wears something weird, we wonder what on earth was she thinking. Next thing you know, there are polished up versions in the magazines and personal style bloggers in inspired outfits. One example is socks with sandals…

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  • June 14, 2011


    Fashion victim as far as I’m concerned. And it’s not even entirely the fault of the outfits she wears, but the fact that she never looks confident in anything she wears.

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  • June 21, 2011


    She always looks like she got dressed in the dark and has forgotten to wash, as with Alexa Chung et al… yawn. To be honest though, they are probably just attractive women in the public eye with no dress sense, who refuse to be styled (or did at one point) and so some idiot proclaimed them as style icons, thinking they were being “ironic”… and then all the other dead-heads in the fashion media jumped on the band wagon.

    So for me, Chloe and friends are not half as daft as the people who copy their “style”

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  • August 22, 2012


    It’s a shame, ’cause I quite like her as an actress, but man does she ever need a personal stylist. I will never understand how so many people with so much creative talent elsewhere simply cannot dress themselves.

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