Yesterday afternoon at the St. Marks Church on the Bowery, Chloe Sevigny showed her fourth collaboration with Opening Ceremony. A true triple threat indeed, the award-winning actress and designer even modeled in her own presentation, sporting a navy turtle neck and shiny patent leather a-line skirt. OC founders and current creative directors of Kenzo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were there chatting away, while the show was an all-girl mini music festival with five stages set-up throughout the sanctuary where Lizzi Bougatsos and IUD, Bleached, Shannon F of Light Asylum and Rafael Radna, Lissy Trullie and Thinner and Kim Geordon and Ikue played rotating sets.
Models wore stern faces and help up handmade protest signs that said things like “Time To Have Sex”, “Goat Pussy” and “HAM.” In the spirit of protest, the collection directly referenced the 1960s, a time of landmark protests, through the signature styles of the era — baby-doll dresses, wide wale corduroys, mohair sweaters and a-line coats. Accessories were also a big crowd pleaser, with most female attendees raving about the platform sandals, go-go boots and fuzzy berets. Meanwhile, Sevigny had hand picked activist symbols— the Eye of Horus, the Ankh, the double cross heart and the cherries - that ran riot across the collection’s silk scarves, pencil skirts and sweaters.
As per usual, an Opening Ceremony event brought out who’s who of the NYC scene. Attendees included Olivia Kim, Jen Brill, Vashtie and Oscar of 1992, Venus X of Ghe2o Goth1k, Mr. Mickey Boardman of Paper Magazine, Chioma Nnadi of Vogue Magazine, DJ Kim Ann Foxman, writer Lynn Yaeger and Derek Blasberg.
Photography by Masha Maltsava
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