Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny won't leave us alone. Oh, it's not her fault, of course, but between her star-turn on Big Love (the show is currently in the middle of season four), spring's braid trend (which never fails to remind us of her BL character, Nicolette Grant), and repeatedly intriguing red-carpet wardrobe choices (like the lilac Valentino gown she wore to the Globes), we can't get her out of our heads. Not that this is a bad thing; the actress has consistently captivating personal style and, in addition to wearing wonderful clothes, she also creates them for her collaborative line with Opening Ceremony. All in all, Sevigny's taste is totally worth celebrating, so we shall do just that in today's Style Spotlight.

One of the things we like best about Sevigny's style is the way she always surprises us with her outfit selections for evening events. Rather than just going for a simple solid cocktail dress or making a safe choice, she tries trend-driven outfits and always picks interesting shoes with plenty of straps. For example, for the Aaron Young exhibition party at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, Sevigny showed up in Dior's semi-sheer organza Niki Dress ($10,500, 800.929.DIOR) with Miu Miu's Strappy Suede Sandals ($595), a black alligator Lana Marks Provance Clutch ($8950, 212.355.6135), Buccellati earrings, and a Stephen Russell bracelet. The floral frock is appropriate, but still has a bit of edge thanks to the diaphanous material that allows a bit of bra to peek through. Sevigny selected a similar silhouette for the MOCA NEW 30th anniversary party in Los Angeles, when she wore a runway look from Miu Miu's S/S 10 collection. The Nude Sheer Tulle Top with Crystal Embroidery ($2535) and White Cotton Piquet Dog Print Skirt ($905)