Not a lot to report on Chloë of late, I’m afraid. However, the Interview magazine website has a really cool (and dead funny) interview with Depeche Mode frontman David Gahan, as conducted by Chloë Sevigny, “a die-hard Depeche Mode fan.” Except from the interview, courtesy of InterviewMagazine.com:
SEVIGNY: You’re preparing for the tour . . . You know, I tried to go see Depeche Mode 101 when I was a kid. I was in, like, junior high.
GAHAN: You must have been about 5 or something. [laughs]
SEVIGNY: I was not! I was about 14 or 15. I listened to a lot of music growing up. My father kept very current, and then I had my older brother. But Depeche Mode was the first band that was my own. It was my discovery.
GAHAN: Oh, cool.
SEVIGNY: But I couldn’t raise enough money to buy the concert tickets. My babysitting pay wasn’t really doing the trick. So there was this kid that hung out at the park where I grew up. He was kind of like Damone from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Do you remember that character? He would sell concert tickets and pot and whatever else. This guy drove a Honda CRX with a WDRE bumper sticker. I went over to his car and was like, “Do you have any tickets for Depeche Mode?” He said, “Yeah, they’re some-odd dollars.” I didn’t have enough so he said, “If you give me a hand job, I’ll give you the tickets.”
GAHAN: Oh! No way.
SEVIGNY: I didn’t know what that was then, believe it or not. So I went back to my friends who were in another car and was like, “He said he’d give them to me if I gave him a hand job.” My friends said, “No! Don’t do it!”
GAHAN: Oh, my god.
NY Times’ blog The Moment has exclusively premiered rising film director Alia Raza’s two-minute short film, Untitled (Terrace to Mirror), and to our pleasure it stars our Chloë Sevigny! The video is cannot be embedded at this point, so you’ll have to check it out at The Moment, alongside an interview about the clip with director Raza, in which Chloë is mentioned several times. From The Moment:
What a strange, short little film. How did this collaboration come about?
I made another film with Chloë last year for a different series. I originally wanted to work the burqa into that one, but it didn’t happen, so we did this as a separate little thing. She was a very good sport. My last project was in 10 parts, each 28 minutes long, so for now I just want to make really short things.
Sevigny is well appreciated for her bold style choices, but we’ve never seen her in a burqa. That might raise some eyebrows, which I assume might be the point.
My family is from Pakistan, and I’m a first-generation American. I was thinking of a rich lady from Dubai or something, but I liked that underneath she was blond and white. I have all sorts of conflicting stuff going on inside, so this was partly a way to visually communicate that.
Maybe Sevigny silenced some of her own inner conflicts by creating her first unisex line. Are you going to buy any pieces?
I’ll definitely want something. She has impeccable taste.
Today, on November 18 2008, our favorite actress and fashion icon Chloë Sevigny turns 34 years old! What an awesome year it’s been. Congratulations, Chloë!
Some weeks back we reported of a new film project for Chloë, co-starring Patrick Wilson and Judy Greer. The Hollywood Reporter now reports this film is the dark romantic comedy Barry Munday, for which production is set to begin in Los Angeles next month. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Wilson will play the title character, a womanizer who gets attacked, loses his testicles and discovers that a brief fling with a woman (Greer) he can’t remember has led to a paternity suit.
Sevigny will play the woman’s flirtatious sister, who has a secret life and no compunctions about coming on to Munday. Shepherd will play their mother, and Williams is cast as the tough boss at Munday’s insurance company.
Apologies for the delay in updates – things are just incredibly quiet with Chloë right now, and there have been no news on her for the longest time. Hopefully more regular updates will resume soon, once she becomes more active again.
Anyway, I do have a small treat for you today. Proenza Schouler’s designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough recently interviewed Chloë for the New York Times style magazine, T, and it is definitely one of her better interviews in my opinion. The interview is (naturally) quite fashion-oriented. Read full interview at NYTimes.com, below is an excerpt:
When we were asked to be a part of this blog and interview some of the people who have been of inspiration to us, Chloë Sevigny was at the top of our list. Chloë seems to be able to use fashion as a form of self expression while somehow making it look effortless. This sense of confidence and willingness to take risks is a fascinating quality that has somehow enabled her to become one of the most iconic personalities of our generation. […]
What about fashion makes it so interesting to you? Is it another form of self-expression, of creating a character?
The huge amount of talent in fashion always blows my mind. There are so many perspectives and opinions. I find it limitless, and that’s what’s so fascinating. Plus, I love beautiful things.