THE SPREAD: Behind the Muses, W Magazine June/July 2011

For its June/July 2011 issue W Magazine gathered and photographed  ten designers and the musicians who inspire them. Deborah Harry, lead singer of the iconic group Blondie, wrote an accompanying article on the relationship between fashion and music.

 Rock ’n’ roll started out with music being the total thing. It wasn’t what it’s evolved into now, where the visual presentation is so important. Now it’s pretty grandiose. The women are actually showgirls who do music. They might hate me for saying so, but they are definitely produced. I’m sure they make their own choices about what they like to wear, but they are packaged. Our style was more self-contained, not applied by an outside machine. But we didn’t have the Internet, so we didn’t have to worry about being overexposed.

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Esperanza Spalding and Franciso Costa


M.I.A. and Donatella Versace


Diplo and Alexander Wang


Kanye West and Rodarte

This is not a very good photo of Kanye …

Yoko Ono and Proenza Schouler




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