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As Kim Gordon, Lissy Trullie, Light Asylum, Bleached, and I.U.D. took turns performing a live score for the effortlessly-styled models to stand still and pout to, any barriers that may have existed between the alternative rock scene and the high-fashion superstructure came crashing down.
Never one to stay in line with the conventional, Sevigny herself played mannequin, standing stoically on the main stage where I.U.D. and their dual drum sets were stationed.
Sonic Youth frontwoman Kim Gordon performed with drummer/composer Ikue Mori -- the duo was formally billed as Kim + Ikue -- flanked by models holding signage reminiscent of Gordon's collection of messy typography paintings shown in a 2009 Rodarte Exhibition.
Model-turned-rocker Lissy Trullie, performing as Thinner, graced the fashion flock with her Nico-esque vocals; across the way, punk-influenced sister band Bleached's sound served to bridge the stylistic gap between the Ramones and Best Coast. Shannon Funchess and Bruno Coviello of Electro-goth duo Light Asylum diversified the mood of the room the instant they began playing, and acted as an aesthetic counterweight to the collection's pink gingham and '60s-inspired mini-dresses.
The collection -- and the models holding hand-painted signs for the showing -- were both heavily inspired by youth protests, particularly of the 1960s, as well as the rebellious spirit of Tompkins Square Park and the East Village, Sevigny's favorite New York neighborhood.
"This collection was inspired by the inhibition of youth, the follies and fashion of teenagers, especially those who stood up to protest in the 60s," Sevigny said. "Walking through my neighborhood in the East Village, and Tompkins Square Park and Union Square, I'm still struck by the teenagers there."
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