La Roux’s Elly Jackson Amps Up The Androgyny At Viktor And Rolf Fashion Show
When you score a white-hot Top 10 synthpop jam on both sides of the Atlantic and have a standout look, you often wind up invited to do fun things like play a minimalist set at a Paris fashion show while male models strut back and forth. Such was the case with La Roux’s frontwoman Elly Jackson and touring keyboard player Mickey O’Brien, who cranked out an unplugged set at Viktor & Rolf’s men’s Spring/Summer 2011 do this morning in the French capital. Watch below!
“We asked her to come with just a keyboard,” Viktor Horsting, one-half of the design duo, said to W, “as we want our men’s shows to be very intimate.” And intimate it was!
“In a world of fabricated stars, it’s refreshing to hear and see someone so unique. She dresses in a masculine way, and she deliberately undermines expectations by doing so, which is why we thought it would be cool to dress her in our men’s clothes,” Rolf Snoeren told the fashion mag.
Adds Horsting, “We asked her to wear high heels under her suit, but she refused. We love that.”
Well, at least they were able to tame Elly’s hair!
[Photos via W]