4 posts tagged "Beck"
If the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show didn’t solidify Saint Laurent’s place as the official fashion house of the music biz, we don’t know what will. Creative director Hedi Slimane has long dressed (and been pals with) mega pop and rock stars. If you’ll remember, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Beck, and Sky Ferreira have all starred in campaigns for the brand. The Kills’ Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart are Saint Laurent front-row fixtures come fashion week, and Slimane has crafted custom onstage outfits for the likes of Daft Punk and Keith Richards. The label’s latest stint in the spotlight came yesterday evening, when Bruno Mars and his band wore custom metallic Saint Laurent jackets, skinny ties, and black trousers during their performance. Looks like the Grammy Award-winning pop prince has officially been inducted into the SL club of cool.
Only for Hedi Slimane is it par for the course to dress a Rolling Stone. The designer—who opened the doors to Saint Laurent’s swanky new Avenue Montaigne flagship today—has created Keith Richards’ onstage duds for the Stones’ 50 Years and Counting tour. Considering the designer’s musical ties (most recently, he created Daft Punk’s helmeted Coachella costumes, his pals include Sky Ferreira and Alison Mosshart, and, of course, his latest ad campaigns feature the likes of Beck, Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson), and the fact that he dressed the Stones while at Dior Homme, Slimane was, perhaps, the obvious choice for Richards (front man Mick Jagger, however, turned to girlfriend L’Wren Scott for his looks). The rocker’s ensemble will consist of silk scarves, T-shirts, a vest, and a café racer jacket. The latter—aptly named the Keith jacket—will be available for a mere $4,850 as part of the forthcoming Saint Laurent Stage Wear by Hedi Slimane collection, which will hit stores in June. Not surprisingly, Saint Laurent reports that Slimane has more sartorial stage projects in the pipeline.
As a celebrated portraitist, photographer Autumn de Wilde has been focusing her lens on indie musicians—Elliott Smith, the White Stripes, and Death Cab for Cutie, among them—for years. She’s been photographing her friend Beck Hansen for a full 17, creating a body of work that’s become the new book BECK. Both were on hand yesterday at L.A.’s Bookmarc to sign copies.
“She was just there taking photos for years at a time when no one else around was taking them,” Hansen explained; the two first met at 1995′s Lollapalooza festival. “Stuff was happening, we were touring, making albums and nobody was ever documenting anything. She was the first person to come along.”
“And then as our relationship grew, we would start doing full portrait sessions,” de Wilde added. She eventually went on to photograph covers for his albums, including 2002′s Sea Change, his favorite of their collaborations. “That was really the first time we sat down to do a photo. Before that she was just coming over to hang out,” Beck said, with de Wilde calling it their first official photo shoot.
The book consists of 170 shots, including intimate portraits, captured moments from select performances, and even images documenting the recording of Beck’s 1998 album Mutations. “We were documenting that time period in portraiture and sometimes I was just purely following,” de Wilde said. “Our relationship has shifted a lot; I either disappear or I take charge.”
What Miuccia wants, Miuccia gets. And Miuccia wants seven days of Milan fashion week. Prada, Armani, and the biggest names in Italian fashion have agreed to space out their shows to ensure a full week next season. [Vogue U.K.]
Hedi Slimane x Rolls Royce x Beck. Whoa. [Dazed Digital]
Eva Herzigova is the latest model-turned-designer. The Czech siren unveiled a line (pictured) for France’s Etam (for which Natalia Vodianova also designs lingerie) this week. [WWD]
More Abu Dhabi, more bejeweled shoulder spikes: It’s the second trailer for Sex and the City 2. [YouTube]