Chloe Sevigny’s new line for Opening Ceremony: your opinions?

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Chloe Sevigny: the darling of that section of the fashion world that likes to use the word "quirky" a lot, and a woman who is never knowingly spotted looking anything less than utterly eccentric. And now she’s gone and gotten herself a full-body flower tattoo. Oh no, wait, our mistake – it’s fashion. Yes, fashion. It is, in fact, Chloe’s new line for her own Opening Ceremony label, and she hasn’t done an awful lot to make viewing it easy on the eyes, opting for a pretentiously "artistic" style of photography that leaves some of the outfits almost invisible. Which is perhaps a good thing.

To be fair, we can kinda see where Chloe was going with the whole gingham/floral thing, which we would perhaps like better if it wasn’t all so very short and skintight, and we can find no fault with the jacket and skirt on the right of the picture above. But what do you think of Opening Ceremony? Let’s take a look at some more pictures…


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If it was longer and looser it might have a certain kind of Bardot-esque appeal. As it is, we can really see Katie Price rocking this one…

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So… the skirt and the dress we actually like. The dress over the t-shirt? Not so much.

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You know, we’re starting to think that if we could see these outfits on someone other than Chloe Sevigny, we’d be able to get a much better idea of how much we like them. Because, by Chloe’s standards, these two are actually pretty "normal".

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Now THIS could be the best piece in the entire collection. We say "could" because, of course, we can’t actually see it, thanks to the aforementioned pretentious/artistic photography. Genius.

What’s your verdict? 

9 Comments

  • March 7, 2008

    gokarm

    LMAO, that last pic is hilarious. It’s just amazing to me, with all the inspiration and creative outlets out there in the world, THIS is the best she could come up with. It looks out-dated, like something i’d have seen in 1994 and not liked. I like the last two pieces (well not the LAST one, the two before it). But mostly it looks like an embarrassment to me.

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  • March 7, 2008

    Laura

    i love it! but i’ve always loved her style

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  • March 7, 2008

    Wendy Hewson

    Although I think she’d quite like to be one, rather like Posh would, I really don’t regard Chloe as any kind of style icon, and never have done – and so I really can’t see this little collection selling like hot cakes, can you ?!!
    The pink flowery bodysuit is just a horrible joke and, yes, what IS the last one like ?

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  • March 7, 2008

    Wendy Hewson

    Although I think she’d quite like to be one, rather like Posh would, I really don’t regard Chloe as any kind of style icon, and never have done – and so I really can’t see this little collection selling like hot cakes, can you ?!!
    The pink flowery bodysuit is just a horrible joke and, yes, what IS the last one like ?

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  • March 7, 2008

    Danielle

    Cloe has NOTHING on Posh! She’s just a crazy woman that makes herself look grandmotherly for the sake of “fashion.”

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  • March 7, 2008

    natasha

    i could never understand the fashion critics who praise chloe. i really like her as an actress, but come ON, her fashion sense is just downright vile! almost all of the above looks like she found it in a second-hand shop, and what is more, a second-hand shop owned by ace of base!

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  • March 8, 2008

    Nancy

    Ok. I can appreciate some early 90’s Laura Ashley with Doc Martens. I like the two floral dresses, and would wear them without shame, accessorized with a sense of humor.
    However, I don’t appreciate bad photography. To me, this is not artistic, it is the equivalent of a D- in a basic photo class. There is no point in fogging film or bad printing, whether in a darkroom or on a computer.
    I must say, she does wear the look as well as anyone, especially since she probably wore it the first time around.

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  • May 3, 2008

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    Maybe there was no top for the last one and the flash was a way of getting around it?

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  • April 12, 2009

    Joslyn Thomas

    Wow I am blown away. I am a bisexual woman at Mt. Holyoke College in MA, and Chloe Sevigny is my all time biggest celebrity crush. There is no one sexier than her, and to see this line makes me love her all the more! The clothes are fantastic – it’s exactly how all of my friends and I dress, and it makes me feel like if Chloe knew us she would want to hang out with us. They show me that she is chill and cool, and that she doesn’t take herself to seriously.
    Modcloth.com should pick up this line ASAP!

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