* Vestiaire Collective launches new vintage category
* Chloë Sevigny named “vintage muse” for the secondhand retailer
* Sevigny curated selection of favorite vintage items
The secondhand resale market is expanding rapidly — especially in the luxury sect. High-end second-hand e-retailers like The RealReal and Vestiaire Collective have become the go-to stops for luxury recycled apparel, which has risen to popularity within the last few years thanks to growing interest in sustainable fashion as well as the appeal of slightly lower price tags on lightly-worn designer goods.
42-year old indie darling Chloë Sevigny is equally as well known for her distinct fashion sense as her Oscar-nominated acting career. Given her proclivity towards eclectic dressing and her mastery of the whole, “blending vintage with modern” and “high end low end” styling, it comes as no surprise that Vestiaire Collective has named her as their “vintage muse” to help launch their new vintage category.
As the retailer’s vintage ambassador, Sevigny selected a curated collection of her favorite pieces from their new vintage “hub.” “She really just went through and hunted, and that’s our favorite sort of customer, someone who really wants to go through and find the one piece that got away,” says Samina Virk, the head of Vestiaire Collective in the U.S.
Given her impressive resume touting a long list of designer collabs and modelling gigs, you can bet that Sevigny’s picks reflect the taste of a well seasoned vintage and thrift connoisseur. Sevigny discovered her love of vintage through thrift store shopping when she was just a kid—and the old habit has stuck with her to this day. “When I was younger, shopping vintage gave me a sense of community — places to meet other weird kids and kindred spirits,” she told Vogue UK.
Sevigny’s edit for Vestiaire features some of the most rare, vintage designer items the e-commerce site has in their archive, including a few pairs of Maison Martin Margiela’s infamous split-toe “Tabi” shoes, a couple Hermes Birkin bags, and a selection of rare finds from designers like Comme de Garçons and 1980s-era Versace.