La Roux to Viktor & Rolf’s men’s Spring/Summer 2011

25Jun10

This morning in Paris, attendees of Viktor & Rolf’s men’s Spring/Summer 2011 show got a real treat: a live, semi-unplugged performance by La Roux, the English synth-pop band whose frontwoman, Elly Jackson, melds the ginger-hued vulnerability of Molly Ringwald with androgynous New Wave styling. “We asked her to come with just a keyboard,” says Viktor Horsting, half of the design duo, “as we want our men’s shows to be very intimate.”

Jackson performed her hit “Bulletproof” in a look from Viktor & Rolf’s ‘Monsieur’ line that was made-to-measure for the pop star: a blue silk jacket with a pearl print shirt and black tuxedo pants. “We love her authenticity,” says Rolf Snoeren. “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.” Adds Horsting, “We asked her to wear high heels under her suit, but she refused. We love that.”

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