If you thought Chloë Sevigny‘s new fashion film for Proenza Schouler was weird, check out this wacky movie she co-wrote in 1995 for Kim Gordon‘s street fashion label “X-Girl.” The Jean-Luc Godard-inspired short is a 16-minute mind trip through the art and music scene of yesteryear NYC, and it makes those lobster panties look, like, totally mainstream.
Nowness unearthed the video last year, but post the publication of Gordon’s haunting memoir “Girl In a Band,” we have a new appreciation for the women’s streetwear label she started with her friend Daisy Von Furth. (If you do too, it still lives on in Japan.)
“It’s just kind of amazing how the name and for me personally, it gave me more attention for my name and image than the band,” Gordon told Style.com earlier this year. “It’s amazing how people are still interested in ‘X-Girl’ when there’s so much fashion and streetwear now.”
The film explores ever-relevant themes, such as fame and gender roles—one of the more manifest examples being the interrogation of a 23-year-old man about when he got his first period, when he feels most fertile and what is meant by “male gaze.”