La Roux Unplugged At Viktor & Rolf Monsieur
Viktor & Rolf’s menswear show this morning was an intimate engagement, so when they booked Elly Jackson—a.k.a. the front woman of dance/pop sensation La Roux—they requested something softer than the usual dancehall thrum. “I think Viktor and Rolf originally wanted me to do a cappella,” Jackson told Style.com. “It was a nice idea, but I wasn’t sure entirely how that would work.” They met in the middle with an unplugged set of three songs, including, for the models’ final exit, the worldwide hit “Bulletproof.”
“It works really well in the space,” Jackson continued, describing the slowed-down, acoustic versions of songs from her self-titled debut album. “It’s a lot more Viktor & Rolf. It wouldn’t really be right to do the songs as they are on the record in a space like this. I think the way we’re doing it now a lot more suits the V&R brand and the way they are.”
Speaking of the way they are—that’s just the way Jackson dressed. The flame-haired singer wore a custom-tailored suit from the Monsieur collection, combed her trademark quiff into a style resembling Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren’s own, and donned a pair of their signature glasses (which also appeared, by the way, intarsia-ed on a model’s sweater). The a.m. appearance marked Jackson’s first time at Paris fashion week, but the menswear-favoring singer (she doesn’t wear women’s clothing) said as much as she’d like to, she couldn’t stay for any other men’s shows—she jetted off to Glastonbury, where she’s performing, immediately after her set. But she, Horsting, and Snoeren may all meet again. “There might be a way to involve Viktor & Rolf in [the next music video],” she said.
Check out La Roux’s performance, and the entire Monsieur presentation, below.
Plus, check out our own video with La Roux here.