Another magazine feature! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Winter 2011 issue of Bullett magazine, in which Chloë Sevigny is interviewed about herself, her childhood and youth and her latest collection for Opening Ceremony. A preview of one of the covers for the issue is to your right.
The interview as well as some medium-res images from the accompanying photo spread highlighting the Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Resort 2012 collection are already up on the Bullett website; check them out at www.bullettmagazine.com. Chloë is not featured in the photoshoot itself, but the interview more than makes up for it. Some highlights, courtesy of Bullett:
What were you good at when you were younger?
I was really exceptional at entertaining myself for hours on end. My mother never had to give me a drawing book or crayons. She could just, like, leave me alone for hours and hours and I would entertain myself by playing imaginary games with my dolls, or just sitting in the backyard for five hours at a time. Nobody had to say anything to me. I didn’t need to be around anybody.
Were you terrible at anything?
Other than mathematics? I sometimes think that’s why I’m an actor, because I can’t add and I can’t spell. [Laughs.] As a kid, I was never that great at sports. I played softball, but I really wasn’t into group activities, especially in high school. I never did anything extracurricular. I guess I was more of a loner.
What was the toughest part about being a kid?
I was really unhappy with the town I lived in. I felt really dissatisfied, like I wasn’t being exposed to the outer world, and I was really mean to my parents because of that. I think I lacked confidence, which made growing up really hard. I didn’t like the way I looked, and that was so hard.
What about in high school?
I had a Volkswagen bus that I bought with my own money in Vermont, and I was really into it. It was perfect for weekend getaways. I was driving down the New Jersey Turnpike to a Grateful Dead show one weekend, and I blew a piston rod and the Volkswagen bus was killed forever. I called home — real high, I’m sure — and my dad had to come down and pick us up. It was awful. I think I might’ve even been on acid. It was that kind of trip.
What about Jersey Shore?
I think it’s really depressing that people are propping these people up as celebrities. The way they behave is embarrassing, and I think it’s kind of diminishing our culture. Most reality TV people behave like pigs, and it’s unfortunate that they get put on pedestals for doing so.
If you saw Snooki wearing something from your collection, would you approach her?
I read somewhere that Abercrombie & Fitch offered to pay The Situation not to wear their clothes — but who am I to say who should be wearing mine? I do remember someone saying that… what’s Paris Hilton’s sister called? Isn’t it Nicky or something? Anyway, she apparently talked to someone about my first collection, and was like, ‘I don’t get it.’ I was like, Good! I’m glad she doesn’t get it. It’s not for her. Besides, what’s there to get with clothes? So if Snooki wants to wear my clothes, go for it. I think she’d look a lot better in them.
Many thanks to Kim for the heads-up!