So this might be the coolest thing that ever happened.
The fashion world’s obsession with David Bowie has lasted decades. There are more Bowie-inspired fashion editorials than we can count; the man is married to Iman; and he’s even the subject of a forthcoming V&A exhibit. Now, finally, fashion and David Bowie have come together in the stylish and perfectly-cast video for his new single “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).”
Amazingly, Tilda Swinton plays Bowie’s wife (debunking theories the two are actually the same person), while androgynous models-of-the-moment Andrej Pejic (sporting some amazing long, bejeweled fingernails) and Saskia de Brauw play a Sid & Nancy-esque celebrity couple. Of course, Pejic is the girl, while de Brauw is the boy. Norwegian model Iselin Steiro plays a young David Bowie.
Bowie and Swinton are a quiet, happy (if oddly similar-looking) suburban couple whose world is turned upside down by Pejic and de Brauw, in more ways than one. Genders and identities are switched, weird stuff happens on beds–including Pejic kissing Bowie–and our minds are blown. Can androgyny be done ever again after this?
Watch it below.