Like timeless style, the best music never dies. It comes back again and again to grace our lives in different forms of delicious.
I know some of you hyperactive lovelies dig EDM, that banging choice of music proffered by single-name DJs like Alesso, Hardwell and Zedd.
EDM is okay, you know. I enjoy it in small, controlled doses. I can’t flog that horse for eight hours straight, you know what I mean?
Three DJs could have taken their turns at the decks in 180 minutes and I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. But this is not a music-shaming post, because nobody has the time for that.
EDM works, especially if you haven’t had cardio for a week and you feel like waving glow-sticks and bouncing off the walls for a couple of hours.
But I’ll love to take the opportunity to reintroduce D-I-S-C-O: That heady, shimmery music from whose loins spawned dozens of styles of house music today.
Bassy baritone god Barry White said it best when he breathed, “Disco deserved a better name, a beautiful name because it was a beautiful art form. It made the consumer beautiful. The consumer was the star.”
Well, surprise surprise, Tom Ford, Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers (the slinky guitarist of legendary disco group Chic) seem to agree.
We now know why Tom Ford snubbed the runways of fashion weeks in New York, Milan and Paris this season. The man just didn’t show.
But he wasn’t sipping cold pina coladas in the Bahamas. The iconic designer has teamed up with Lady Gaga to showcase his Spring/Summer 2016 collection via one of the freshest music videos this year.
Ford said while sniffing a 40-year-old whisky as an Amazonian model straddles him (I’m assuming here), “Instead of having a traditional show this season, I wanted to think about how to present a collection in a cinematic way that was designed from its inception to be presented online.” Hmmm… very on-trend and business I must say.
Through the power of an amazingly reworked disco anthem in Chic’s 1978 gorgeous, ‘I Want Your Love’, the Nick Knight-directed video parades Tom Ford’s most inviting and provocative pieces to show-stopping effect.
The models, with perfect bone structure and freshly waxed legs, grooved to varying degrees of cool (I’m looking at you, awkward Chinese model), but the song cannot be denied.
It will not be denied. I surrender. I’m looking for platforms and flare pants this weekend.
Lady Gaga took it upon herself to show off the tiniest pieces, and I imagine Tom Ford to be so thrilled he cried rivers of joy.
Press play, lie back, and soak up the sexy.