Those six-figure ad campaigns just don’t pay the bills like they used to. These days our favourite supermodels of yesteryear can be found earning a crust whilst romping around the Savoy, guzzling Moët and trashing hotel suites for our viewing pleasure. We’re, of course, talking about the much anticipated Girl Panic video by Duran Duran, which sees Naomi, Cindy, Eva, Yasmin and Helena assume the egos and tuxedos of the notorious eighties new romantic band in their hedonistic hey day.
With all the usual cliché’s of reckless rebellion, the nine-minute featurette sees the girls in a whirlwind of leather, sequins, feathers and lipstick lez-ploitation as Duran Duran take on the world, or at least the mini bar. Explicit nudity has already seen the video banned from MTV, which is unsurprising considering it’s directed by bonkers virtuoso Jonas Åkerlund (the man responsible for the outrageous semi-nudist jail spectacle that is Lady Gaga’s Telephone.)
At the helm of the video is Naomi Campbell, the bitch we all love to hate, playing Simon Le Bon in a staple oversized fur coat. Mad props go to Dolce and Gabanna for lending their hands in the stylist department – classic refined elegance with a very season appropriate (fashion, not weather) S&M feel. Proving sex definitely does still sell, this video will probably go down in history. It’s a shame George Michael already trademarked the idea in his Freedom 90 video. Sloppy seconds, anyone?
Words: Liz Connor
Posted on December 13, 2011 at 3:19:18 by The Real Runway