SHOWstudio has long explored and unpicked the thriving relationship between fashion and music. Our Fashion Mix series, launched in 2011, invites fashion's great and good to compile their own 'greatest hits' playlists. Additionally, from 2006 onwards, SHOWstudio has dedicated several series to exploring The Sound of Clothes, from Synaesthesia in 2006 to Studio Sessions in 2013.
The latest project exploring style and sound comes courtesy of acclaimed fashion DJ Michel Gaubert - the man behind the catwalk soundtracks of Chanel, Gucci, J.W. Anderson and many more - style icon Chloe Sevigny and LA fragrance house Régime des Fleurs. Prayer To Saint Therese - A Sonic Poem By Regime Des Fleurs (Feat. Chloe Sevigny) came about after Alia Raza and Ezra Woods, the founders of Régime des Fleurs, penned a poem for Sevigny, while musing on what makes a cult icon and the long-standing adoration for Saint Therese. They turned to Gaubert to give the work a score.
Gaubert has long been intrigued by Sevigny. No stranger to a cult following, he is known for his playful, provocative Instagram account, where he regularly posted images of Sevigny. Gaubert’s interest in ‘remixing’ Sevigny through her various eras of image in a series hash-tagged, ‘When I…’, informed the ethos of this project, which sees a variety of Gaubert’s musician friends tasked with producing their own mix of the poem. The results, contributed by Soulwax, The Love and Trust Collective, Io Echo, JD Twitch, Peaking Lights and Johnny Jewel, are available to stream here. Every track was informed by each artist’s unique understanding of Sevigny, the image of Saint Therese as a cult figure and factors relating to music scenes or backgrounds they may be aligned with or influenced by. The original acapella version, recorded by Sevigny, is also available, giving listeners the chance to understand the process by which the recording developed in such diverse ways.
To further the exploration into Sevigny’s image, and as part of our ongoing commitment to championing fashion illustration, SHOWstudio asked a selection of our regular collaborators - Marco Rea, Rob Phillips, February James and Blair Breitenstein - to depict Chloe Sevigny using pen, ink, oil, pastel and paper. Each used one of Gaubert's favourite pictures of the style icon as their starting point.