July 31, 2013

Secret Stars | Daft Punk x Karlie Kloss

I still can't get over how flawless both Karlie and Daft Punk look in this spread in the recent issue of Vogue magazine, if you haven't seen the video circuling youtube take a look at the behind the scenes footage of the three strolling down 42nd Street in New York City! Ahhh I still can't believe I wasn't in the city this day.. A real bummer... This is hands down so far my favorite spread in Vogue!

Also if you haven't already seen the photos here they are!

The next morning, the Parisians behind the masks, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo—whose fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, debuted at number one in 31 countries when it was released in May—go completely unrecognized at Gemma, the restaurant in the Bowery Hotel. “We consider what we do a Wizard of Oz situation,” Bangalter says. “It’s one guy behind a curtain pushing all the buttons.” Or in this case, two. Over espressos and yogurt, the pair reference Quentin Tarantino and Maurizio Cattelan as inspirations, praise the vision of Kanye West (whose latest record, Yeezus, includes four Daft Punk collaborations), and could clearly go on for hours on the subject of Hedi Slimane. “He was one of the first people to hear the new album,” Bangalter says of the Saint Laurent designer, who has created all of Daft Punk’s looks since they first met more than a decade ago.  

Random Access Memories, which features disco legends Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers alongside Pharrell Williams and Julian Casablancas, has been widely praised for its ability to look backward to move forward. “In 20 years, some of the collaborators on this album might not be here anymore,” de Homem-Christo says, comparing their skills to those of a couturier. “It’s an opportunity for us to pay them homage.”

After breakfast, the most iconic of-the-moment music duo on the planet are scheduled to head off to an undisclosed location. There’s just one problem: Without their stylish disguises, they can’t seem to attract the attention of the one person they need right now—their waitress.
by Mark Guiducci | photographed by Craig McDean (Source

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