EXCLUSIVE: Fashion Stars Pose With Their Musical Muses For W

The theme of W‘s July issue is music and style, and while we loved the mag’s feature on Beyoncé, our favorite spread involves 10 designers and their stylish musical muses.

The Max Vadukul-shot photos are both intimate and glamorous, and the pairings are almost too much to handle. These are some of our favorite people! Diplo and Alexander Wang? Check. Kanye and Rodarte? Check. There’s even Janelle Monae and Karl Lagerfeld in a bathtub! And did we mention Yoko Ono and the Proenza Schouler boys? So. So. Good.

Also so good? What these fashion-music friends have to say about each other. For example, Karl on Janelle: “We liked each other from the first second on. Not just because of our style, but also the name: Janelle rhymes with Chanel, no?” And Diplo on Wang: “Before, I’d talk to girls about my music and they’d say, ‘Yeah, that’s cool.’ Now I tell them I’m in the Alex Wang ads, and they want to have my children.” Oh, and there’s even an essay by Deborah Harry.

Check out the photos below (the rest can be found here, by the way). Which is your favorite?

Go to W Magazine’s Facebook page for access to more exclusive videos of top designers and their musical muses.


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