Daft Punk shot by Hedi Slimane.
Photo: Dazed Digital
Many of us have been having summertime shimmying fantasies since the release of a new teaser for Daft Punk’s new song “Get Lucky” with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers this weekend, and just today Dazed Digital posted two new images from Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent Paris musicians project. The photo series, which you may recall also features Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, and Ariel Pink, depicts musicians self-styled in new and iconic Saint Laurent looks. Like Kim Gordon, the robots of Daft Punk chose to go with perhaps the most iconic of Yves’ creations: Le Smoking. The tuxedo jacket was originally designed as an androgynous alternative for an evening dress, making menswear oh-so-very-sexy for women, but overtime it has become such a classic example of exquisite tailoring that it’s no longer entirely gender specific.
Hedi photographs Daft Punk in their iconic helmets and in his signature black and white, staring (err, we assume—it’s hard to tell under all that blackness) straight at you as well as playing their lucite guitars. The iterations of Le Smoking they are wearing glitter even in monochrome, as the garment’s black sequins and studs add texture to the otherwise austere photographs. In contrast, the “Get Lucky” teaser is all glittery groove, with all of the players decked out in purple sequins that catch the light like stars. Watch it on Rolling Stone now, and you can also check out Saint Laurent’s video for the musicians project below. If THAT’S not enough Daft Punk for you (and we know it’s not), you can hear our boy Skateboard P talk with The Creator’s Project about his magical experience working with the robots.
+ WATCH DAFT PUNK’S SAINT LAURENT MUSIC PROJECT VIDEO