Imagine if The Notebook had been recreated as an art film and, instead of being about building houses with your bare hands and climbing Ferris wheels, it was about dressing in all white and running a lot. That’s the premise behind the decade-spanning new video from French-British singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
On the occasion of their introduction to the world in 2014, Brit electronic duo Honne (James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck) were described by The Telegraph as “destined to re-invent babymaking.” That’s a serious responsibility – once held by the likes of Marvin Gaye and Sade – but they’ve seemed decidedly up for the task. And now, a year after their debut album Warm on a Cold Night won critical raves, they have a seriously sensual new single, the unambiguously titled “Just Dance.” Its retro 80s, new-nu-soul charms are immediate and utterly infectious. “‘Just Dance,’ for us, is a song about losing your inhibitions,” says Clutterbuck
Move over, Angelina—there’s a new Lara Croft in town. Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar for her supporting role in 2015’s The Danish Girl, is stepping into the iconic combat boots for the reboot of the franchise formerly helmed by Queen Jolie. The 2001 film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and its sequel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, both based on the video game, have become something of queer cult classics for their portrayal of a tough female heroine oft-sporting skin-tight, bondage-y outfits.
There’s something infectiously joyous about watching people from every corner of the world unite to dance their hearts out, which is probably why it’s so easy to fall in love with Perfume Genius’s latest video, “Wreath.” Earlier this summer, when Mike Hadreas shared Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s remix of the No Shape track, he also announced a worldwide dance contest for the song. Now, a few months and hundreds of videos later, a supercut of all his favorite dancers is out.
Perhaps the most curious thing about Zola Jesus is that her real name, Nika Roza Danilova, would itself seem rife with intrigues – and very much worth keeping. But her nom de guerre ‘s references to Christ and iconoclastic 19th Century French author Emile Zola perhaps do reveal much more about her ongoing creative existence. Indeed, there has been something of the quality of metaphorical public crucifixion in her songs, a sense that she is willing to suffer through her art to wash away the various personal torments of not only herself but her faithful followers as well
If you’re looking for clown content that’s a little less It and American Horror Story: Cult and a little more existentially distressing, you may want to take 13 minutes to watch Kenzo’s new fashion film.
Today, on what would’ve been the 34th birthday of Amy Winehouse, it’s totally okay for your tears to not dry on their own. The phenomenal talent who tragically passed away at only 27-years old became an icon to a generation of fans during her life and influenced a new wave of artists with her jazzy, soulful voice. To commemorate her birthday, “New Rules” singer Dua Lipa teamed with Gallant to peform a gorgeous cover of her hit track “Tears Dry On Their Own.” While we know nobody will ever live up to Winehouse’s otherworldly voice, Lip and Gallant’s version of the track stands on its own thanks to a slowed-town tempo and the duo’s incredible vocals.
Photography: Mick Rock for Gucci Cruise 18. For Gucci’s Cruise 18 campaign, the iconic fashion label tapped legendary photographer Mick Rock, nicknamed “The Man Who Shot the Seventies” because of his photographs of such stars as Blondie, Bowie, and Queen, to capture their new collection on camera
Image by Laurie Lapworth It was almost something of a mini-zeitgeist. Around the turn of the Millennium, there were a raft of, shall we say, nouveau existential crooners – Momus, My Life Story, The Divine Comedy, Tindersticks – who were elegantly redefining ennui for the digital age
Illustration: Hilton Dresden. Photos Courtesy of Dan and Corina Lecca. Designers Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses, and Claire Sully, more succinctly known as Vaquera, have again poked fun at stuffy fashion shows and pretentious ideas of class with their Spring 18 collection. The show was presented in a boxing gym in lower Manhattan—models stomped down a runway that twisted around a roped stage reserved for competitions of physical strength and endurance