Boys and Girls on Film

The boys are back.

The original scene stealers and directors of fashion films in the form of music videos are in top form, after more than 30 years. Duran Duran have given us a piece of visual culture as only they can deliver, in a shiny, oozing new vid for Girl Panic, featuring not models of the moment, but models whose collective momentum changed the face of fashion.

In other words, the girls are back.

Helena, Cindy, Eva, Naomi and Yaz are the girls on film in this classic rock star meets runway romp. The ladies each play a member of the band, with the Durans making cameos, along with Dolce and Gabbana, a chauffeur and a few other notable characters.

Is it cheeky?

Is it tongue-in-chic?

Is it dripping with double D-dom?

Why yes, darlings, it is.

It is a Duran Duran video after all.

 

In true media form, the December issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar has an editorial to accompany the video’s release, with a Super cover. The video was directed and the editorial, photographed by Jonas Akerlund.

Girl Panic Superstars on Harper's Bazaar UK by Jonas Akerlund Dec 2011 on Exshoesme
The ladies, in Dolce & Gabbana corsets.
Cindy Crawford as John Taylor in Duran Duran's Girl Panic in UK Harper's Bazaar December 2011 by Jonas Akerlund
Cindy as JT. She's got that look Down!
Eva Herzigova as Nick Rhodes in Duran Duran's Girl Panic in UK Harper's Bazaar December 2011 by Jonas Akerlund
Eva as Nick. It's all about the shoulders, 'innit?
Naomi as Simon Le Bon in UK Harper's Bazaar December 2011 by Jonas Akerlund on Exshoesme
Naomi as Simon - hams, both.
Helena Christensen as Roger Taylor in Duran Duran's Girl Panic in UK Harper's Bazaar December 2011 by Jonas Akerlund
Helena as Rog - hard to define which one of them is cooler.
Yasmin Le Bon as Guitarist in Duran Duran's Girl Panic in UK Harper's Bazaar December 2011 by Jonas Akerlund
Mrs. Le Bon as the band's rotating guitarist. Loved the attitude.
Supermodel Singers in Duran Duran's Girl Panic in UK Harper's Bazaar December 2011 by Jonas Akerlund
These ladies make the 40s look insanely good.
Duran Duran in Girl Panic on Exshoesme
These boys make anything look good, really.

Editorial images: TFS; Duran image courtesy of DuranDuran.com.

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