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Chloe Sevigny in 1996Photography by Terry Richardson, courtesy of Rizzoli

The indie girls next in line to Chloe Sevigny’s throne

The Dazed cover star and fashion muse defined style in the 90s – but there’s a fresh generation of musicians looking to steal her crown

We love Chloe Sevigny. The cult actress and 90’s it-girl has always been a style icon with staying power. From her breakthrough in Larry Clark’s controversial Kids to playing fresh-faced muse for Miu Miu and starring alongside Marc Jacobs in Kim Gordon’s clothing label film X-Girl, she has been the fearless face of indie fashion for the best part of over two decades. However, it’s not just film and fashion that has felt Sevigny’s style influence. She’s also shaken up the world of music, from her kohl-eyed role in Sonic Youth’s scuzzy 1993 classic “Sugar Kane” to dancing in The Slits’ vid for “Lazy Slam”. To celebrate her enduring music-fashion legacy, we thought we’d take a look at the fresh new generation of Chloe Sevigny wannabes that have been setting the music world on fire with a fashion twist.

SKY FERREIRA

The LA-born singer has not only delivered some of the most sparkling electro-pop gems of the last few years in debut Night Time, My Time, but she’s also lent her talents to Nicolas Cage’s indie crime thriller The Trust, Eli Roth’s teen horror The Green Inferno and IRL, a dark New York short from director and collaborator Grant Singer. With her bleached blonde hair and no-fucks-given attitude, Sky continues to be the poster girl for teen romance and Hollywood rebellion.

LIZA THORN

Liza Thorn is one half of formidable psych-rock duo Starred, but she’s also a Hedi Slimane obsessive. “He’s the real motherfucking deal,” she told us last year. The obsession is reciprocated though. The rebellious icon-in-the-making was an inspiration for Slimane’s SS13 LA grunge collection and her band’s heartbreak hit “Call from Paris” was used on Hedi’s website when it first launched. We love them both!

GIRLPOOL

Just like Chloe Sevigny, Cali indie duo Girlpool are misfits with style. From their beautifully bored sun-splashed anti-anthems to their DIY thrift store fashion, the pair make awkwardness feel like something to strive towards. Their lo-fi debut Before the World Was Big makes you want to find your high school books and burn them.

CLEMENTINE CREEVY

Clementine Creevy is the ridiculously cool 18-year-old Saint Laurent muse and frontwoman of teen rebel band Cherry Glazerr. Back in AW14, the trio lent their sludgy, scuzz-filled riffs to the runway at Saint Laurent and we’ve spent the last year staring at the laptop screen waiting for an album to drop (that’s an exaggeration, but you get the idea).