We couldn’t hold back our excitement when Gucci announced that they would host a mini music festival at the end of March. The party with the name #C2CMLN will take place at Gucci’s hub largest warehouse space, an old aircraft hangar. With a well-selected line-up, which includes names like Arca, the Berlin-based DJ-duo Amnesia Scanner and Gaika from London, #C2CMLN definitely promises to be a night to remember and proves once more that fashion and music make a combination that rarely fails to amaze. And to cheer all of you, who didn’t manage to get their hands on one of those coveted tickets, up here’s a list with our all-time favorite fashion-meets-music moments.
Jean-Paul Gaultier & Madonna
Who doesn’t remember Madonna wearing the infamous rosé-coloured corset during her Blonde Ambition Tour in 1990? There are few people who can pull off a cone-shaped bra quite like Madonna. And there are few designers who can make clothes, so outstanding and extravagant that they become iconic pieces in fashion history. No wonder that their collaboration proved to be a long-lasting one, with Gaultier being responsible for many of Madonna’s lingerie-inspired stage outfits that defined her provocative style and turned her into one of the most fashionable musicians of our time.
Kanye West & A.P.C.
If you ask Kanye, you will probably hear that he’s got a talent for everything, including becoming the next president of the United States (which we wouldn’t mind though). And by working with brands like Nike and adidas, he also has definitely proven that he knows how to design a sneaker. However, his menswear designs for the french label A.P.C. took his skills to the next level and showed that rappers can do much more than streetwear. The simple but high-quality clothes were sold out so quickly that A.P.C. continued their collaboration with Kanye and launched another collection one year later. It turns out that Yeezy once more proofed that he isn’t just a bigmouth.
David Bowie & Kansai Yamamoto
David Bowie and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust were a piece of art and so was Bowie’s fashion that gave him his iconic, gender-bending look. Responsible for some of these remarkable outfits was Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto who didn’t only design the cut-out knit bodysuit for Bowie’s Aladdin Sane tour, but also the famous vinyl “Tokyo Pop” one that resembles a record and makes us want to start a stage career à la Ziggy Extravaganza.
Lady Gaga & Thierry Mugler
Fashion brand Thierry Mugler is famous for its avantgarde and out-of-this-world designs. Who would be better for a collaboration with the enfant terrible of fashion than the queen of extraordinariness herself, Lady Gaga? And it’s probably no co-incidence that she made her runway debut when her former stylist Nicola Formichetti took over the label. Wearing his eccentric creations including latex, sky-high heels and extravaganza en masse, the singer turned out to be the perfect choice for Formichetti’s successful debut as a designer.
Do you have to decide whether you make music OR fashion? Maison Kitsuné proves that you don’t. As a music label, it shows its excellent hand for great musicians with names like Foals, Bloc Party, Metronomy or Crystal Castles all signed there. And its fashion doesn’t have to hide behind these awesome artists either – the playful but on-trend designs definitely make sure that we look all great when jamming to their music.
Header Image: Gucci S/S 17 Campaign shot by Petra Collins
By Laura Waldschmidt