How Chloë Sevigny Does Mom Jeans

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Few fashion items are more maligned than mom jeans. Depending on your perspective, the baggy, high-waisted style is either a joke (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler famously mocked it in a Saturday Night Live skit) or an ironic choice beloved by teenagers and designers alike. Either way, it’s no wonder that style renegade Chloë Sevigny is testing it out. Apt to push a stroller through SoHo while wearing Loewe pleats or airy Mimi Prober minidresses, Sevigny writes her own rules, especially when it comes to denim. (Take her conversation-starting, side slit Chanel pair at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival or the ruffled flares she designed for her Opening Ceremony collection back in 2014 as proof). Yesterday in Manhattan, she debuted her latest jean acquisition: Maison Margiela’s light wash Décortiqué denim.

In the past, Sevigny might have squeezed into a pair of her beloved cutoffs, but she opted for jeans created with comfort in mind instead. The relaxed fit, wide-leg silhouette of her Margielas makes them easy to wear, but the unique asymmetrical design with multiple seams adds visual interest. A simple way of elevating ordinary denim into luxury territory, the detail makes all the difference. When paired with a puff-sleeve leather jacket, tan turtleneck, and Loewe’s shearling bunny bag, it made for an effortless—and cool—outfit. 

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