We could forgive you for thinking Chloë Sevigny was a nuptial iconoclast. Having married husband Siniša Mačković early in 2020 in a paired back civil ceremony, it was her outfit that offered reprieve from the always-indulgent celebrity wedding. Heavily pregnant, the East Village native wore a black turtleneck jersey dress while Mačković opted for a chic suit with Dr. Marten oxfords. It was all very cool and exactly what we expected from Sevigny. But little did we know, there was more to come.
More than two years since they tied the knot, Sevigny and Mačković followed up their simple ceremony with a hyper-traditional encore. Flocking to a quaint weatherboard chapel in Connecticut, the location was redolent of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy's own low-key union in Georgia.
Sevigny's bouquet comprised of five calla lily stems, and much to our delight, the bride was draped in frothy Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture by Glenn Martens. Throwing us, and all else who devoured the collection, a bone by giving the collection a pop culture moment we could savour.
While there were a handful of extravagances — ice sculptures, Manolo Blahniks, the dress and it's after dark replacements (custom Loewe and Mugler) — other trimmings in the form of a bottomless bucket of cigarettes, a janky 1980s Mercedes convertible and even the presence of Sevigny's longtime pal, Natasha Lyonne, were enough to temper any hint of self-seriousness. It was a self-aware wedding, which is perhaps the only reason we at RUSSH were so taken with it. Plus, it was a chance to include their toddler Vanja in the festivities.
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Derek Blasberg, who attended the wedding, summed it up best in his post on Instagram. "Of course, Chloe Sevigny is the coolest girl in New York. But did you know she's a top secret traditionalist too? She loves toiles, houndstooth, personalized stationery on heavy cardstock, worn-in cardigan sets, and etiquette lessons as much as the next New Englander."
"That's why yesterday we were off to a charming, tiny white clapboard church house in leafy Connecticut on a crisp spring afternoon to celebrate her wedding to Siniša Mačković, a director at Karma gallery," Blasberg wrote. "Spoiler alert: Technically, they were already married in 2020, and have the cutest little towheaded baby, Vanja. But this was the official celebration, complete with multiple bridal looks, ice sculptures, and a perfect, simple ceremony that mentioned her loyalty, his twinkly eyes, and both of their dance moves." We feel ourselves warming up to the institution.
Felicitations to the happy couple!