Karen O is somebody I’ve admired for years on finish with regards to each music and elegance. I will always remember turning on MTV one summer time and watching the music video for “Maps” for the primary time. I keep in mind being utterly drawn in, considering to myself, “I do not know who this badass lady is, however she’s somebody I positively aspire to be.” From that second on, I watched the Yeah Yeah Yeahs grow to be one of the vital iconic bands and noticed Karen take the stage (and the Oscars!) in a single eye-catching outfit after one other. Who’s the designer behind most of her iconic appears, you would possibly marvel? It is costumer designer Christiane Hultquist, aka Christian Joy, and I had the pleasure of talking along with her about a few of her favourite model moments with the lead singer. (It was actually a “pinch me” second!)
“The actually extraordinary factor about my relationship with Karen is the belief she put in my work. More often than not, particularly within the early days of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, I might simply present up along with her look proper earlier than the present, and he or she would put it on after seeing it for the primary time. As time went on and her appears developed, she would ask for sure items like a leather-based jacket or swimsuit. Then, we’d ship inspiration photos backwards and forwards, however she would nonetheless permit me to go for it and sometimes would not know what the look could be till it was despatched. That may be very daunting as a result of that belief signifies that you are continually working to outdo your self,” the designer revealed to me.
Preserve scrolling to learn extra of my interview and take a look at all the inventive and provoking outfits Christian Pleasure created for Karen O.