On HBO's "Big Love," Chloe Sevigny plays Nicolette Grant, a Mormon fundamentalist whose wardrobe mostly consists of sensible, floor-grazing skirts and conservative prarie-style blouses.
In real life, though, Chloe Sevigny is an It-girl of indie fashion, known for a daring style that mixes bohemian cool with the glitz of '90s club-kid fashion. (See her at Coachella, left, rocking the sandals and socks combo you thought only worked on German tourists.) In this week's style profile, we take a look at the many looks of the ever-chic Ms. Chloe Sevigny.
At opening night for the Roundabout Theatre Company's performance of "Pygmalion," Chloe showed off her fashion philosophy: wear something that, in theory, is so unflattering it would give any other actress heart palpitations. Like, say, a big-print turtleneck with pleated shorts.
At the premiere party for the third season of "Big Love," Chloe managed to look like a Greek Goddess in a dress that resembled little more than a torn-up Hanes beefy-T.
At a party for Bulgari's 125th aniversary in Rome, Chloe channeled Pebbles Flinstone with an off-the-shoulder gown, pearls, and a messy bun.
At the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, Chloe chose a cocktail dress with some glam-rock edge.
In a denim jacket and simple (but oh so short) sundress, Chloe looked every bit the 90s alterna-heroine at the opening of the Fontainebleau Beach Hotel in Miami.
Back in 2001, Chloe arrived at the Independent Spiit Awards pairing a ruffled white blouse with a simple black skirt. Fashion disaster? Or merely preparation for her hot-dowdy style on "Big Love"?
Chloe's love of ruffles continued into 2005, when she wore this yellow number to a party for the unveiling of the new Volkswagen Jetta. Somehow, we think this ensemble attracted more attention than the car.
At the CFDA Fashion Awards, Chloe wore this oversize black number which, somehow, manages not to be the universe's most unflattering funeral mumu.
With this dress and tights combination, Chloe looks like she's ditching Easter Sunday dinner to attend a Pearl Jam concert.
At the "Generation Kill" premiere, Chloe once again dove in where few actresses dare to tread — pleated pants.
At the party celebrating the Chloe Los Angeles boutique's grand opening, Chloe was a hit with a barely-FCC-approved hemline and a conservative(ish) white jacket.
At the 26th Annual Paley Fest was all smiles, pairing leopard print with a tan coat, and bright red lips.
Of course, Chloe's not always off the wall. In 2007, Chloe Sevigny looked positively traditional (for her) in a green strapless dress at the Met Costume Gala.