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Chloë Sevigny Knows Why You Love the ’90s

If anyone has benefited from ‘90s nostalgia, it’s Chloë Sevigny. Her Opening Ceremony line pretty much banks on our undying love of babydoll dresses and grunge-style sweaters. The new face of MCM tells Elle that she gets millennials’ fixation on the decade.

It is weird, but also, I get it, because I felt that way about the ‘70s or the ‘80s, like, “I was born too late! I just missed out on the hardcore scene!” Everyone feels that way; everyone wishes they were in the scene that came before them, because you can idealize it. But I also think the kids who are really into the ‘90s now? I agree they might be a little more obsessed, a little more upset that they missed it. And I think it’s because, if you were a teenager or a 20-something in the ‘90s, you were the last generation of the pre-internet age. We were the last kids who didn’t have to worry about social media; we were the last kids who had to connect, physically, to music or fashion, because if we didn’t have a mixtape or a magazine, it wasn’t like you could just Google it. Right after us, that all changed. So there’s an innocence to it, at least for them — they feel like we’re a lost generation, maybe.

Chloë Sevigny, modern-day Gertrude Stein.

Chloë Sevigny Knows Why You Love the ’90s