Could Chloë Sevigny be channelling David Bowie? Naturally, this thought crossed our minds when we spotted the thoroughly soignée Sevigny modelling for Miu Miu’s autumn/ winter ad campaign, hair styled à la David Bowie on his Diamond Dogs tour of 1974. The rest of Chloë’s ensemble – unapologetically chunky platforms, flashy tie and double-breasted jacket – is a cocktail of vintage Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, and her barely there brows and sky blue eyeshadow are straight out of his Life on Mars video, for which he was dolled up by cult visagiste Pierre Laroche.
It couldn’t be more opportune that the Miu Miu ads bow to Bowie: his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars turned 40 last June, and EMI marked the occasion with the release of a remastered version by Ray Staff, who engineered the original back in 1972. And maverick Hollywood actress Chloë is the perfect – organic – fit for the Miu Miu campaign, since she adores retro fashion. In a recent Guardian interview, when popped the question ‘What’s your guiltiest pleasure?’, her answer, plain and simple, was ‘Vintage clothing’.