"I don't know why, but I hold onto outfits from almost every event I've ever gone to," the 39-year-old actress told Elle.com. "And, because I have my Opening Ceremony line, I save some things separately, in case I want them for inspiration." The annals include "lots of X Girl stuff," she continues. "I have stuff from junior high — some Guess? and Esprit and Benetton streetwear — and I also have my first communion dress." We want to go there.
But, why? (To study the sock/loafer pairings.) For millennials, Sevigny says, part of the draw is a universal born-too-late mentality. "I also think the kids who are really into the '90s now… might be a little more obsessed, a little more upset that they missed it," she says. "And, I think it's because, if you were a teenager or a 20-something in the '90s, you were the last generation of the pre-Internet age… We were the last kids who had to connect, physically, to music or fashion, because if we didn't have a mixtape or a magazine, it wasn't like you could just Google it." And, come across this Tumblr. We had to hack our T-shirts into crop tops and lash on our slap bracelets by ourselves, and fortunately, no one could Instagram it. Simpler times. (Elle.com)