Chloe Sevigny’s Closet Sale: A Dream Come True for Fashion Fanatics
Fashion lovers had the ultimate shopping experience on Mother’s Day in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood, as actress Chloe Sevigny hosted a closet sale. Attendees had the opportunity to purchase items from Sevigny’s personal collection, Academy New York, outfits from several of her roles, and pieces she had designed with Opening Ceremony.
“I decided to take good care of or store some things in Los Angeles,” said Sevigny, who was wearing a black Comme des Garçons nightgown dress and Manolo Blahnik sandals. “And so there were a lot of things left over, and I thought, you know what, I’m 48 years old, I’m a mother, there are a lot of things I don’t want to wear anymore. It’s a big purge to pay for a few years of storage, give some of it to charity, and pay some more for storage.”
The event was organized by Liana Satenstein, whose “Schmatta Shrink” service advises clients on how to declutter their closets and has evolved into a video series called “Never Worns,” where she tells the stories behind those garments. The sale was announced via Instagram, captioned “Sale of the Century.”
Sevigny was joined by fashion editors Mickey Boardman, Lynn Yeager, and Sally Singer, who were also selling their own clothes. The line to get in went all the way around the block, with customers lining up as early as 5:30 a.m.
Sevigny was on hand to welcome shoppers, posing for selfies and giving fashion advice. Visitors had the opportunity to purchase pieces such as a shearling coat from Hermès ($1,995), a Lord & Taylor leather blazer ($135), and black Supreme shorts with a Playboy bunny hem ($150).
As the sale progressed, Sevigny continued to sort clothes and move shoes from the floor to a more prominent shelf. Chelsea Manning and model Ivy Getty also attended the sale, with Getty admiring a skimpy cyan chemise dress.
Sevigny stayed until the end, and about 90% of the clothing had been sold by the time the sale ended at 6 pm. Rebecca Snyder, a 22-year-old student who had waited more than four hours with her friends, commented, “Honestly, it ended up being very quiet. It’s not that intense. It’s just clothes.”