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WOODKID for Nicolas Ghesquière – Louis Vuitton Works One

Woodkid For Nicolas Ghesquière - Louis Vuitton Works One

NOTE 10/25/19: This is one of those posts I drafted months ago, I think in May. Well, it stayed in draft status because ya know, life happens. I intended on writing more in depth about my love of Woodkid and his music and other talents, but I just don’t have the time. But this post should no go to the trash. If only to share and hopefully pass on something new.

Works One

Louis Vuitton presents the Women’s Spring-Summer 2019 Show by Nicolas Ghesquière

At the Cour Carrée of the Louvre Museum in Paris
October 2nd 2018
Woodkid For Nicolas Ghesquière - Louis Vuitton Works One
Woodkid For Nicolas Ghesquière - Louis Vuitton Works One



Released May 7, 2019
Two year long project that Woodkid made with Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for women collections. The songs were made for the Louis Vuitton‘s Fall/Winter in 2017.


Music plays an essential role in the scenography of the Louis Vuitton shows, it determines the atmosphere of the collection. The Cruise 2019 show at the Maeght Foundation began with an orchestral performance in the Giacometti courtyard, signed by Woodkid, as well as the soundtrack of the show On Then And Now. In the soundtrack, we hear the voice of American actress Jennifer Connelly reading excerpts from Grace Coddington’s biography Grace: A Memoir as well as the Children’s Choirs of Nagoya. The rhythm is jerky, repetitive, the music, haunting. It is the fruit of a long work between Yoann Lemoine (Woodkid) and Nicolas Ghesquière.


They have already collaborated together, Woodkid had made the soundtrack for the Fall/Winter 2019 show and collection. Musician, composer and director, Woodkid became famous by realizing clips for Lana Del Rey, Rihanna and Drake. His solo album The Golden Age had a great success iRn 2013 thanks to the aesthetics of the clips he had himself realised. We meet him at Saint Paul de Vence to discuss the process of sound work on a fashion show and his affinities with Louis Vuitton.


Warin, Margaux. “Tag Talk Woodkid.” Tagwalk. August 6, 2018.


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Let’s talk about sex baby,
let’s talk about you and me...

…That hasn’t stopped Saint Laurent from slapping its name on its own (gold) foil wrapper, though. A new condom was revealed by the label yesterday, though it’s only going to be available at the new Parisian concept store, Rive Droite.Along with the condom comes a suitably raunchy campaign – ”The Love Affair” – shot by Juergen Teller, featuring Anja Rubik and (a completely naked) David Alexander Finn, which creative director Anthony Vaccarello shared on Instagram.

Moschino x H&M

“Whenever I design, I think about my friends,” Scott says in a statement accompanying the lookbook, which showcases models including Aquaria, of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame, and Japanese twin-sister musical act Amiaya. “The Moschino x H&M lookbook is like a party, celebrating the fun, the pop, the creativity and the energy of the people and the collection.”
Moschino Condom Bag

Alexander Wang

…teamed up with Trojan Condoms on the limited-edition capsule collection, which supports the LGBTQ community and emphasizes the importance of using condoms to “Protect Your Wang.”

Protect Your Wang
Protect Your Wang


As you can see, only one of my three submissions made it to the judging round. The two on the right are the same image, just different treatments.

I’m kind of surprised they picked the last one. Just goes to show, you never know what people are going to like (I almost didn’t submit it). I believe this round is of the narrowed down selection of 100 different designs. The next stage will cut down in half, so 50 designs will move forward.


one design contest
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Justin W John

“Camp taste turns its back on the good-bad axis of ordinary aesthetic judgement. Camp doesn’t reverse things. It doesn’t argue that the good is bad, or the bad is good. What it does is to offer for art and for life a different —or supplementary —set of standards.”

— Susan Sontag, 1964

C A M P : 1671 — 3000+

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion..

NOTE TO READER: I merely aim to call to attention things I find of interest. I’m usually slow to the start and behind in the times, so if you’ve seen it before or so on and so forth, feel free to keep flipping. I also tend to write a lot of drafts, then forget to finish or otherwise get busy with other things and they stay sitting in the drafts folder. So periodically I have to go through the folder and delete, finish, or trash. Sometimes, and in this case, while I put some effort into this, I didn’t put quite enough. But I don’t want in to go into the trash. So I’m posting as-is what I had before I got busy with life.

Thank you. Justin. 💋

Origins of ‘Camp’

Andrew Bolton traces the origins of the term ‘Camp’ to nearly 350 years ago in Molière’s 1671 play The Adventures of Scapin. Which is where the exhibition opens. Gender nonconformity and roots in homosexual (LGBTQ) communities is where Camp was conceived, birthed, nourished, and raised to become the prima donna they is today. (I’m not sure if that last statement is coming off right or neutral, I still need a good lesson in that).

“Camp is the answer to the problem: how to be a dandy in the age of mass culture.”

— Susan Sontag, 1964

I have not visited The Met’s newest exhibition, CAMP: Notes on Fashion, but only glimpsed upon articles, photographs, and videos that our modern means of technology can bring to me here in Idaho. The exhibition opened with its annual grand showing Met Gala, as has been done since 1948. Celebrities of course done up to the nines and in this case tens and twenties. I’d be eager to visit the museum’s exhibition if my fortune finds me in NYC before September.

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1868 Correspondence between Lady Stella & Miss Fanny

Leave it to a Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West wearing custom Manfred Thierry Mugler. The crystal bead dripping latex dress took about eight months to create, but more notable, was the first creation from Mugler in two decades. The inspiration came from Sophia Loren in Boy on a Dolphin (pictured left) and from what the internet says, took breathing lessons to wear.

“The camp attitude is a mode of perception whereby artifacts become the object of an arrested, or fetishistic, scrutiny. It does not so much see everything in quotation marks as in parentheses. It is a solvent of context.”

— Andrew Britton, 1978


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