After lots and lots of teasing, Duran Duran’s nearly 10 minute long music video for ‘Girl Panic,’ starring OG ’90s supes Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Yasmin Le Bon (frontman Simon’s wife) has finally been released in full. And it was worth the wait.
The incredibly long video is a worthy successor to George Michael’s “Freedom” (though sadly lacking Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Tatjana Patitz). The concept works: The supermodels all play Duran Duran band members who are being interviewed individually by reporters. The interview footage is spliced with scenes of the
supermodels band members partying hard in very sexy Dolce & Gabbana corsets and bondage gear, being shot for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK (this is where Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana make a cameo, fitting the girls in their corsets for the shoot), and filming for a music video (so meta!). Girl groupies lear, kind of creepily, at the band members they lust over. They’re wearing bondage gear and black lace, too.
Some take aways from the video in case you don’t have the time or attention span for the nine plus minute vid (I barely did–what have you done to me internet!?):
- All of these women look incredible. And it’s refreshing to see models in their 40s look just as good–if not better–than the models in their teens and early 20s who would normally star in this sort of thing.
- Helena Christensen kinda steals the show in my opinion. She really commits to the hard partying ways of Roger Taylor, ordering champagne for breakfast from room service and drinking it straight from the bottle after being wheeled into the hotel room while passed out on a luggage cart. Props too to Naomi Campbell for her performance as Simon le Bon.
- Who did their hair? They have enviable, perfectly mussed rockstar hair. Especially Eva Herzigova.