Helena Christensen was one of many, many famous faces at last night’s Versace for H&M extravaganza but no one looked better in that black Versace for H&M LBD. We chatted with the supermodel during the “cocktail hour” about her latest turn as a music video star in Duran Duran’s just-released vid for “Girl Panic.” While the nearly 10 minute long video featuring stellar performances by Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Yasmin Le Bon as members of Duran Duran, truth be told we liked Christensen’s performance as hard partying drummer Roger Taylor best.
We caught up with the smoldering supermodel (seriously her eyes are distracting) at the “cocktail” hour before the runway show.
Fashionista: Congrats on your new video! What was it like to film?
Helena Christensen: I mean, working with Jonas [Akerlund, the director] was amazing. I’m a huge fan of his, so that and working with Duran–two really cool reasons to do a music video. You know, you kind of grow up with Duran, they’re in your blood. And then to work with a video director who is so innovative. He has a different vision and he makes everything look sleek and cool. It was a hectic time because I was only there for one day and the other girls were shooting for two days. So I had to shoot for 17 hours after a red eye flight.
As the Roger Taylor you hit the bottle pretty hard and you’re even wheeled around on a luggage cart for a while. How did you get into character?
You know when you’re in that space [after not sleeping]? It was good to be a little dazed. I had to act wasted which was easy to do after not having slept all night on a plane. It was a lot of fun. It really was. I saw the video literally for the first time an hour ago so I’m still digesting. I think Jonas did a great job. It’s different from what I thought it would be because there’s all the dialogue. I thought it would be like an actual video.
Everyone’s always so excited to see all of you guys back together again.
Well we’ve been back together again a lot lately, so it’s not even like it’s such exciting news anymore. But being with the girls for me, on a personal level, is very special. They really are special unique women. They have great senses of humor and great hearts and they did so well with their lives it really makes me proud of them because I’ve known them for 20 years.
Why do you think people are so nostalgic and still so crazy when you get together with the other original supermodels?
I don’t know. Maybe we shouldn’t delve into it. It’s probably better to keep some mystery around it.