Jun 8, 2011
Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony: Bringing Back Gym Class & Velcro
If there is anyone in the fashion industry who could get away with their first runway show being in an old high school gym in Nolita, it would be Chloë Sevigny and her collaboration with Opening Ceremony for Resort 2012 which debuted last night. Not a detail was missing; the show’s location was made complete with basketball hoops, blue brick walls and no air conditioning…yes you read right, no air. And let’s be honest, I was never a fan of gym class but Sevigny’s show definitely changed my mind…
The collection in true Sevigny style was a mash-up of delicate girliness meets late 80′s/early 90′s grunge packed with cut-out shoulders (love!), loads of denim and white eyelet tops, pleated mini-skirts, overalls and a dash of leopard print. And lest we forget about the shoes! Looks were paired with chunky thick heeled black boots, white sneakers, pearl studded flats, strappy heels and my personal favorite high-top Velcro sneakers…yes, velcro. Who else could make this look cool? And as if the frocks weren’t “getting-attention” enough, there was also sweats and varsity jackets made in collaboration eighties skate brand Vision Street Wear. Sevigny proved to attendees that her latest collection gave fashionistas the option to be nice or naughty and sweet or mean.
Another commendable aspect of the show was it’s diversity in casting, look and shape wise. While each model was gorgeous in her own right, they were also the kind of girls you’d totally want to be friends with; not envy. According to Style.com, “Teen dream,” was what Sevigny said of the spectacle after the show. No, make that “sexy teen dream.” And I couldn’t agree more.
Check out the gallery for more! How many of these looks are you coveting!?