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Chloë Sevigny: I'm not classically beautiful

Chloë Sevigny doesn't know if style "really matters" even though she appreciates it.

The actress has been a darling of the fashion industry for the last 20 years and the early part of her career saw her pick up a lot of modelling gigs. But despite this, the 40-year-old doesn't see herself as your typical catwalk star.

"I'm not a classic beauty and I feel like this is inspiring for girls - you don't have to be the perfect whatever," she told the British edition of Vogue.

The star celebrated her milestone birthday in November last year. Chloë admits that while she was initially ok with reaching a new decade, she had a "total meltdown" on the day. But despite seeing the changes ageing can bring when she looks in the mirror, it hasn't really altered her approach to clothes.

"I don't know that I should wear super high-cut denim shorts any more, but I do!" she laughed. "My style hasn't really changed with age."

Style is a word that is synonymous with the blonde, who was described as "the coolest girl in the world" back in the 90s. So it's surprising that Chloë isn't sure how important it is in the grand scheme of things.

"I don't know if it really matters, but I do appreciate style - when someone makes an effort, or better still, when style appears effortless," she continued. "Anybody that shows a perspective is exciting to me."

As a style icon, Chloë has to keep one step ahead of the crowd, especially when so many people copy her look.

"It's flattering. It also makes me consider how I can remain individual and current," she admitted. "It's why I'm so attached to vintage - in vintage you are not as recognisable as whatever the latest 'it' might be."

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