JEAN PAUL GAULTIER SS 2006
Kerry Washington in Elle Magazine (2013)
Give ‘Em Enough Rope, 1978
people come pouncing up to me
and say what are you doing here
you’re supposed to be a star
not a cheapskate bleeding queer
I thought to myself that he contained a whole universe that I had yet to know.
The way the Clash was presented – in clothes, in posters, in images – was very important, wasn’t it?
Paul: Totally. You could put it down to a very basic thing, Bernie Rhodes said to me once. He said: ‘Why is an audience going to listen to what you’ve got to say if they’re better dressed than you?’ So if you think about that in the bigger picture, everything’s important because it reflects what you’re about as a band. If you say: ‘I don’t care about the posters, I just do the music,’ you’re underselling yourself. It’s all important.’
many years later, as he faced the firing squad, colonel aureliano buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.