Feb 26, 2009
STYLING BY NICOLA FORMICHETTI
OUTFIT BY ROMAIN KREMER & HAT BY NASIR MAZHAR
PHOTOGRAHY BY DUSAN RELJIN
NEW ALBUM "ENTERTAIMANET" WILL BE RELEASED ON MAY 5.
Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer invited an army of creative and fashion pros to help them create a the cover for their forthcoming new album, titled "Entertainment." Their vision was to weave elements of Vaudeville, Kabuki and 60s-era U.S. Space Program to reflect their vision for this new LP.
Spooner enlisted Dazed and Confused creative director Nicola Formichetti to assemble the styling cast and create the look. Formichetti brought on Romain Kremer for wardrobe (also designing for the Britney Spears tour), upcoming London designer Nasir Mazhar for millinery and Dusan Reljin to photograph. Reljin worked with Fischerspooner on photo for the "Odyssey," "Best Revenge" and "Danse En France" releases and shot all the early Vanessa Beecroft images.
"This hat is based on a Kabuki dance called Wisteria Maiden," Spooner explains. "Kate Valk from The Wooster Group brought a video of the dance into rehearsal for inspiration. In the traditional dance they use a hat that becomes lots of things. It is a prop that transforms into an umbrella, a shield and a palette. I made a prototype that was my straw boater with a hat box lid stuck on top and held on with a bungee cord. Nasir took that prototype and transformed it into what you see now."
"I do a dance at the beginning of the show about outer space. Now the hat signifies even more things: the moon, isolation, ambition, show biz and space travel. I like that it combines several strange and conflicting references that all add up. It is real neon that Lite Brite Neon installed with a battery pack so I can wear it on stage. And it matches our new logo."
Posted by Nicola Formichetti at 4:38 AM