5 of the coolest shots from inside Chloë Sevigny’s new book

Chloe Sevigny Book Cover
Photography by Wolfgang Tillmans, 1995

As fashion’s reigning It girl, it was only a matter of time before Chloë Sevigny released some sort of retrospective. It’s been over 20 years since she burst onto the scene with the release of Kids in 1995 and the title still fits like a glove. The self-titled book, out today, features film stills, modeling shots (remember this?) and choice personal photos, which we’ve previewed below. It also includes memorabilia and magazine tears from her first years in the spotlight which prove eternally inspirational, to say the least. “Plucked from the streets of Manhattan, Chloë Sevigny has become a celebrity of Nineties design. But what does her success say about our generation of cool,” proclaims a spread in The Face. Give or take a few words, couldn’t the same be said today?

A lesson in downtownism (we’re making that a word) from beginning to end, the book features a foreword by Sonic Youth frontwoman Kim Gordon and afterword by actress/long time best Natasha Lyonne. It also features the works of such greats as Ryan McGinley, Juergen Teller and Terry Richardson who’ve all found their image reflected in the ageless (but actually, newly minted 40-year-old) icon.

Chloë Sevigny ($35, Rizzoli) is available today. Flip through our gallery to preview some of the earlier shots included inside.