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Runway Rhythms

Music never looked so good


Runway Rhythms
Music never looked so good

Twice a year, the runways come to life with the soundtrack of a new season. During the Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear collections, there were calls to the past, flashes of the future, but above all, rhythm and hem interwove.

Betsey Johnson


 
Betsey Johnson

Heard: “That’s Not My Name”—The Ting Tings Scene: “They call me sexy” blared as sassy red-lipped vixens stormed the catwalk, swingin’ their hips at Betsey Johnson. See it for yourself!
[Music starts at 7:30]

Christian Dior


 
Christian Dior

Heard: “Mrs. Robinson”—Simon and Garfunkel Scene: How apropos to cheers Mrs. R as Galliano brought her spirit fresh life in feminine suits and sixties styling at Christian Dior. See it for yourself!
[Music starts off the top]

Alexander McQueen


 
Alexander McQueen

Heard: “Come As You Are (remix)”—Nirvana Scene: This symphonic take on Nirvana’s angst-ridden jam helped dark romance meet colonial polish at Alexander McQueen. See it for yourself!
[Music starts off the top]

Balenciaga


 
Balenciaga

Heard: “Flashing Lights (remix)”—Kanye West Scene: To the beat of Kanye’s hit, there were bolts of colour and flashes of fabric in sleek lines at Balenciaga. See it for yourself!
[Music starts at 5:30]

Galliano


 
Galliano

Heard: “Wanna Be Starting Something”—Michael Jackson (or “Please Don’t Start The Music” —Rihanna) Scene: With the circus capes and feather theatrics on-stage at Galliano, who but MJ could fill the room with matching flava? See it for yourself!
[Music starts off the top]

Anna Sui


 
Anna Sui

Heard: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”—The Beatles Scene: Flowing flowers girls found their step to the dreamy sounds of Liverpool’s sons at Anna Sui. See it for yourself!
[Music starts at 1:50]

Versace


 
Versace

Heard: “Blind”—Hercules and Love Affair Scene: The sounds of Hercules matched the Grecian drapery at Versace like something out of mythology. See it for yourself!
[Music starts off the top]

Alexander Wang


 
Alexander Wang

Heard: “Bamboo Banga”—M.I.A. Scene: The tough grungy broads at Alexander Wang fit the sounds of London’s baddest chick, M.I.A. See it for yourself!
[Music starts off the top]

Stella McCartney


 
Stella McCartney

Heard: “American Boy”—Estelle feat. Kanye West Scene: Stella McCartney called out to American sportswear…and American boys. See it for yourself!
[Music starts at 3:05]

Gucci


 
Gucci

Heard: “Tranquilize”—The Killers feat. Lou Reed Scene: Bohemian cowgirls in flowing frocks bejeweled with Wild West details rode in to Gucci’s catwalk on The Killers’ playful twang. See it for yourself!
[Music starts at 2:30]

Sonia Rykiel


 
Sonia Rykiel

Heard: “Chick Habit”—April March Scene: Colourful frocks lit up the runway at Sonia Rykiel as models skipped to the sounds of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite cheeky pop. See it for yourself!
[Music starts at 2:03]

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The hottest songs from Fall ’08’s catwalks
“That’s Not My Name” by The Ting Tings

Balenciaga “Wanna Be Starting Something” by Michael Jackson

Anna Sui

“Blind” by Hercules and Love Affair

Alexander Wang “Tranquilize” by The Killers featuring Lou Reed

Sonia Rykiel

Photography by Anthea Simms