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4 posts tagged "Thom Yorke"

Fashion Week Countdown: Top Of The Charts, Ready For The Runway

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The people have spoken. The music site Pitchfork asked its readers to submit their picks for their top albums of the past 15 years, and nearly 28,000 of them did. The results: Radiohead. Thom Yorke and co. took three of the top 10 spots—including #1 and #2—with OK Computer, Kid A, and In Rainbows. Of course, the band has been a runway favorite for years. Radiohead has scored many runways in the history of fashion week and is a mainstay at one in particular: Rag & Bone. Yorke is friendly with co-designer Marcus Wainwright and has stepped in to provide a catwalk playlist several seasons running. According to the label, we can expect another one this season, too. Crank it up.

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No Use Crying Over Spilt Vodka

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Bottle service, deafening dance music, and an eager chorus of people clamoring to get in—just another Friday night at Avenue, except for the shared genes. Charlotte Ronson was throwing the after-party for her Bryant Park show, and, as usual, the family—less brother Mark, who’d flown back to London earlier that day for an album release—was there to celebrate. That’s not to say it was a Ronson-only crowd. The bash (sister Sam on the turntables) drew Zoe Kravitz, Cory Kennedy, and the ubiquitous Jared Leto (pictured, with Ronson), as well as a glut of Ronson’s fans, friends, and staff. Why not a calmer affair? “There’s too many people that work too hard—you can’t contain them,” Ronson said from her banquette, adding that after a runway event where “all those little things have to fall into place,” it’s nice to be able to get a little sloppy. “You can spill a lot of vodka and be like, oh, I meant to do that.”

And a few blocks downtown at Provocateur, Rag & Bone was celebrating its after-party, though the spills David Neville was thinking of were tears, not vodka. “We were crying backstage,” he said of the reaction among his staff when the last womenswear look went out at their show earlier that day. “It’s been such an intense season for us—we really put ourselves on the line, creatively, and coming to the end of that process, it was a little overwhelming.” And, his co-designer, Marcus Wainwright, hastened to add, the duo’s new stylist, Vanessa Reid, “kicked our ass”—in the best possible way. The bash was a celebration of many months of work, no less on the collection than on the soundtrack. “Five months,” Wainwright said, explaining that it takes that long for him and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke to settle on the tracks for the shows, which Yorke then mixes and sends off. “A lot of bass this season. At the men’s show, we blew out a speaker.” One way, among many, that Rag & Bone has been blowing everyone away.

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

Rag & Bone, Plus A Little Help From Their Friends

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Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright have been on a roll with their menswear, mixing up American influences and their British roots to create a distinctive signature. They’ve done it again for Fall with a collection that layered sturdy tweeds, lodens, and Fair Isles, perfect for a hike in the Lake District, with a plaid and camo vintage flavor that hinted at Seattle grunge. Though everything was shown with scarves, beanies, hiking boots, and hitched up, gartered socks, there was always a sense of streamline, rather than winter bulk, testament to the real Factor X in this presentation—Vanessa Reid’s styling. True, Neville and Wainwright gave her the ingredients, but she whisked up the recipe, from the first look’s layering of Fair Isle sweater and camo vest with a cardigan (also in Fair Isle) knotted around the waist and plaid shirttails flying (the trousers in charcoal Harris Tweed) to the closing symphony of shadows: black blazer and shirt-jacket topped with a cutaway coat in charcoal cashmere. Another reason for Neville and Wainwright’s steady march forward is that they’ve got the smarts to pick such collaborators. Speaking of which, Thom Yorke was back doing the music. He does love his Battles, doesn’t he?
For complete coverage of Fall 2010 menswear, visit www.gq.com/fashion.

Photo: Andrew Thomas

Sweet (Thom Yorke Approved) Music At Rag & Bone

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Attention all indie rock fanatics: If you are attending tomorrow’s Rag & Bone show, you must prepare to have your mind blown. Not only will local legends Albert Hammond, Jr., and the National be seated front row, but rumor has it that one Thom Yorke (of Radiohead fame, duh) has curated the Rag & Bone set list. Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright are maintaining a strict “no comment” policy on this one, but here’s the skinny: No, Thom Yorke will not be there; no, Radiohead is not playing a surprise gig; yes, you may surmise what you please from the fact that Yorke wore Rag & Bone’s “Cleveland” jacket when he performed at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. (Lil Wayne was rocking a Rag & Bone scarf, too.) In other, less swoon-inducing musical news, Jimmy Fallon will also be at the show. You may remember his 2002 comedy rock album The Bathroom Wall. Or, you know, you may not. Bootleg away, kids.

Photo: Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic