Earlier this week, some sort of huge photo/video shoot happened in London involving Duran Duran, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Harper’s Bazaar UK and super models Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon (wife Duran Duran’s Simon). The next day, Duran Duran’s John Taylor tweeted “I’m coming down from a glamour overdose. I’ve a glamover” and Harper’s Bazaar UK‘s Lucy Yeomans tweeted, “This has to have been one of the most extraordinary days of my life. A little bit of fashion history made!”
We first found out that a supermodel-y Duran Duran video was in the works a few weeks ago when Naomi was rumored to be rounding up a group of supermodel friends for them. The actual shoot was in London, not the South of France, as was rumored (unless another part of the shoot took place there). Also, Kate Moss, who was rumored to be taking part, did not seem to be involved with this week’s shoot, unfortunately.
Lucky for us, just about everyone who was involved in the supershoot is a ferocious internet oversharer and, thanks to Fashionologie‘s trolling, we already have pictures and a few details of what will culminate in, at least, a serialized viral music video for Duran Duran’s single “Girl Panic” and a Harper’s Bazaar UK cover shoot. Dolce & Gabbana are shown dressing the iconic girls and are wearing matching suits, which would suggest some camera time, unless they just dress like that every day.
Also great- Stefano’s captions on his Tumblr pictures including “I feel like in the 90s,” “Uuuuuuu!!!!! Soooo sexy!!!” and various misspellings of Yasmin including “Jasmine” and “Jasmen.”
Weirdly, there is no mention of Duran Duran in D&G‘s “coverage” of the shoot (only of HB UK). However, Duran Duran’s John Taylor tweeted “Stephano Gabbano and Domenico Dolce guesting at the Duran Duran/Bazaar video/photo shoot,” which, despite more misspellings, is basically the best explanation that has come out of the whole situation. Guesting? It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what all of this means. Will it be reminiscent of Duran Duran’s 1981 video for “Girls on Film,” which was all about the exploitation of models, or more like George Michael’s “Freedom”? And how was Bazaar involved in the video shoot?
Even if we don’t have the details now, I get the feeling we’ll be hearing about this for a while. See below for pictures, taken from Stefano Gabbana’s tumblr.