15' of fame for royal ears

"Vivienne Westwood took my 78 record and stuck sticky tape on all the bits she didn't want to hear." (Jeremy Healy, IHT)

I stumbled across tfs posts listing the music tracks played during various fashion shows a couple of times. Do you think there is much of magic of the show relying on makeup, hairodos, scenery and music? I think it is actually somewhere of these combined in, say, 10%? An impeccable dress will look amazing if wore wiht last night's makeup or with fresh lipstick on the lips. Haha, maybe even more impeccable in the first case, but that's not the point right now.

A lot of fashion shows promote an indie singer or band because it often seems to make them stand out from the crowd. Some designers impose their current music tastes (Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui), some take their mind visions to DJ and put up a mix together (Miucia Prada). And voila, the magic that makes your feet follow on the tempo even if you are standing. By the way, I totally love this unconscious gesture people make when they listen to notes that transmit something powerful to them. 

Tapping the beat on the floor with one of your feet is the ultimate in any season, ok? Regardless of the show, I think it is pretty rad, as a clothes designer to manage coordinating other details such as background music to follow your vision.

Ok, now onto some names. Who makes the music in fashion? Well, it basically adds up to these guys: Jeremy Healy (for John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, debut for Martin Margiela),  
Frédéric Sanchez (for Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace and Calvin Klein) and Michel Gaubert (for Chanel, Balenciaga, Jil Sander and Dries Van Noten).

Jeremy Healy, talking about a Dior show: "It's madness what I do, and it lasts 15 minutes." Just as Andy Warhol predicted.
some pieces of info via IHT

Later edit: same info and more on RFB

Sweet treats,

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