Music—especially the men and women who make it—has served as inspiration in the fashion world for decades, and this year we felt it more than ever. Everywhere we turned, musical muses were popping up in the front rows of runway shows (in some cases, even on the runway), as well as on magazine covers month after month. The fascination fashion has with music must go both ways, because artists have recently stepped up their style game in their music videos as well, wearing pieces from the world's most prestigious fashion houses and custom couture creations that would make even the most snobbish of editors drool. The 2011 crop of music videos featured everything from '90s supermodels to rampant fashion photography references, and we've picked the 15 videos that we believe really stood out in the style department. Which one did you watch on repeat?
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.
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 Herzigo
At long last, we get a glimpse (or 10, or 12) at Duran Duran's new "Girl Panic" video, featuring OG supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Eva H
We reported last week that V magazine seemed to be heralding the return of the supermodel with its four model covers, but here's a nostalgic nod to
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.
One of the defining supermodel moments of the '90s (1990 to be precise) was undoubtedly George Michael's iconic 'Freedom' video that starred Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, and Cindy Crawford. Kate Moss even recently lamented to the Telegraph that she missed out on starring in the video, saying "That would have been amazing." But maybe she'll have a shot at the next supermodel music video. Grazia is reporting that Naomi Campbell is rounding up her supermodel friends to star in a new "fashion-inspired" music video for Duran Duran, set to film next week in the south of France. Conveniently, they're all around as they just walked (or, in Lindsey Wixson's case, fell) in her Fashion for Relief show.
So, it's officially 90's flashback day, and we couldn't be more excited. And what could be greater than supers backstage? Here, Yasmin Lebon (yes lik