Chloë Stevens Sevigny (/ /; born November 18, 1974) is an American actress, fashion designer, and former model. She gained a reputation for her eclectic fashion sense, and developed a broad career in the fashion industry in the mid-to-late 1990s for modeling and her intern work at New York City's Sassy Magazine, which labeled her the new "It Girl" at the time and garnered her attention within the New York fashion scene. In 1994, her personal style attracted the attention of journalist Jay McInerney, who wrote a 7-page article about her for The New Yorker, in which he called a then 19-year-old Sevigny the "coolest girl in the world". Throughout her early film career, her bold fashion choices sometimes overshadowed her acting career until her performance as Lana Tisdel in 1999's Boys Don't Cry brought her widespread notice and acclaim. In 2000, she won the VH1 Vogue Fashion Award for Best Female Celebrity Style. The following year, Vogue Magazine called her a "fashion icon", helping to further accredit her image as one of the most stylish women in the industry.