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Chloë Sevigny and More Pay Homage to an Iconic Cardigan

Midway through January, Chloë Sevigny Instagrammed a photo of herself with an unbuttoned cardigan that, to most, was simply an official confirmation of her first pregnancy. But the photo that Sevigny geotagged “Baby on Board” originally had a different significance; it was Jim Jarmusch’s contribution to “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” an exhibition that marks the 40th anniversary of agnès b.’s signature design. Jarmusch is just one of more than 70 creatives who worked on the project, as are David Lynch and Juergen Teller. But the fact that that’s a downgrade is a true testament to the designer’s (under-recognized) legacy; Agnès started her own art gallery, Galerie du Jour, in 1983, and first showcased 140 photographers’ interpretations of her snap cardigan there in in 1986. She was one of the first to discover heavyweights like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and these days, she’s still one of the first to champion up-and-comers like the self-portraitist Omar Victor Diop. See others’ homages to the enduring design, including exclusives from Maripol and Agnès herself, here.

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David Lynch, Cardigan #2, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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Johnny Knapp, Untitled, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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© Juergen Teller, courtesy galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris

Juergen Teller, Binx, Accra, Ghana, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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Mark Cohen, Autoportrait, black cardigan, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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Carly Steinbrunn, Sea Creature, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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Maripol, Lua, Los Angeles, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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Tim Barber, Georgia, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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© Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch, Chloë, 2020. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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Martha Cooper, Maya Hayuk with her assistant, John Orth, at the cultural center she painted at Green Lake in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in May 2019 for Learn & Skate project, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.

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Agnès b., Sans Titre, 2019. Featured in the exhibition “…Photographers…Artists…and the Snap Cardigan,” on view at 195 Chrystie Street through March 1, 2020.