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Finding Archives Vintage with 'SNL''s Chloe Fineman

Vintage is increasingly popular on the red carpet as a way for celebrities to showcase their fashion knowledge. The fierce competition to put a celebrity on the dossier can sometimes feel disingenuous, but Fineman has been a proven thrift since growing up in California. “I’m from San Francisco. It’s in your blood,” said Fineman, who looked coquettish in a John Galliano-era Dior denim camouflage jacket worn with a saddle bag and a pleated denim Chanel skirt. “I’ve been buying vintage since middle school and I was definitely a vintage kid in high school.” Her favorite pieces are from the years The vintage fitted cardigan she’s been wearing since high school. She notes that it’s “kind of like a Celine cardigan. I’m doing something”

Most recently, Fineman was inspired by Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-nominated Cut-obsessed character in Tár. “I took it to an insane level. This summer, I discovered the tank top and pants combo. I was crazy, so I had so many tank tops. But then New York got colder, So I became Annie Hall,” she said. “The most important thing for me is not to wear sweatpants at work.”

Fineman in 2005 spring Christian Dior jacket and wallet with Chanel 2007 Pleated Skirt

Photo: Liana Satenstein

Photo: Liana Satenstein

She and her colleague Heidi Gardner like a lot of the same things, refer to the gray Rouje bag she carried to Vintage Grace. (Gardner has a leopard print version). “We do copy each other in certain things,” she said. “We dress very differently, but we like a lot of the same things.” Recently, she has a soft spot for a Saks Potts fur-trimmed coat à la Gardner. In its place was a vintage gray Emanuel Ungaro jacket with a bulky fur collar. “It’s even cooler!” she said.

Fineman wears a strapless Christian Dior dress with a draped train gathered into a puff hem. For a minute, it seemed like she had just stepped off the Cannes red carpet. She also seems to be getting used to her new “act-ohhr” vibe. “Being here today, I feel like I’ve become more like myself,” she said. “It’s a fashion afternoon of self-actualization, self-awareness. Here’s what I wear!”

Fineman in 90s Karl Lagerfeld dress

Image: Liana Satenstein



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