Daft Punk Choose Junior Kimbrough’s Songs For Hedi Slimane

The duo chose the music for Yves Saint Laurent’s show at Paris Fashion Week

The world of fashion continues to promote the most unusual alliances. Photographer and designer Hedi Slimane, possibly the big runway name that is closest to the world of rock and its aesthetics, showed his first collection for Yves Saint Laurent Monday night, within the framework of the Paris Fashion Week. The fashion show was embroiled in controversy even before it came into being, due to an exchange of snide remarks, jokes and accusations between the designer and some fashion critics - his face-off with Cathy Horyn, critic for The New York Times, was especially fierce, with a sarcastic open letter included - who weren’t invited to the evening for that very reason, although it doesn’t matter much to us.

Those who did attend found a card on their seats which, among other things, informed them that Daft Punk had participated in choosing the music for the fashion show. Groove and electronic sophistication full of the “French touch”? Not at all: what was heard was raw blues, rough and electric. The designer wanted the music of Junior Kimbrough, the deceased Mississippi bluesman that the Fat Possum label plucked from anonymity in the second half of the 90s. It seems that Daft Punk were the ones who, at Slimane’s request, chose and put together the selection of Kimbrough’s songs played during the fashion show. Are Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter fans of Delta and juke joint blues? You can have a look and a listen after the jump.

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