New York A/W 2011 Fashion Week: Show Tunes

The soundtrack is an element that no producer can afford to overlook.
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Fashion week, these days, is about much more than just the collections. Showmanship is the name of game, and in the meticulously executed sartorial extravaganzas, the soundtrack is an element that no producer can afford to overlook. Music royalty - past and present - is enlisted to ensure a full assault on the senses. Here, we bring you the soundtrack to the shows.

SATURDAY 12/2

Altuzarra

'Time Lapse (A Zed & Two Noughts)' by The Michael Nyman Band; 'I Know (Skream's Not So Ravey Remix)' by David Lynch; 'Blood Symphony (Original Mix)' by Rocket Brother; 'Firestarter' by The Prodigy

Music production: Sebastien Perrin

SUNDAY 13/2

DKNY

'Mammalian Locomotion' by Abbe May; 'Get Some' by Lykke Li; 'Without Lies' by Aeroplane; 'Fire In Your New Shoes' by Kaskade; 'Everybody's Under Your Spell" by Duke Spirit

Music production: Kris Bones

Calvin Klein Collection (Menswear)

’Heart And Soul’ by Joy Division; ’No Love Lost’ by Joy Division; ’Space Is The Only Noise You Can See’ by Nicolas Jaar

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Diane Von Furstenberg

'For A Few Dollars More' by Ennio Moricone; 'Need You Now' by Cut Copy; 'Paris, Texas' by Ry Cooder; 'Revenge Of The Nerds' by Pilooski; 'Ride Me High (Joakim Edit)' by JJ Cale; 'Wave (Chilly Gonzales Piano Remake)' by Erol Alkan & Boys Noise; 'Surrender' by Elvis Presley

Music Production: Michel Gaubert

Y-3

'Paris, Texas' by Ry Cooder; 'Gooks On Main Street' by Ry Cooder; 'Dark Was The Night' by Ry Cooder; 'Acoustic Slide Blues' by Ry Cooder; 'She's Leaving The Bank' by Ry Cooder; 'King Of The Street' by Ry Cooder

Music production: Jiro Amimoto

Thakoon

'The Bottle' by Wishmountain; 'Crisps' by Wishmountain; 'Austere Austere (Oh Matt Thomas Bamalam remix' by The Joy Formidable

'The Bottle' by Wishmountain; 'Crisps' by Wishmountain; 'Austere Austere (Oh Matt Thomas Bamalam remix' by The Joy Formidable

Music production: Michel Gaubert & Steven Brinke

Tommy Hilfiger

'Gimme Shelter' by The Rolling Stones; 'Magnificent Seven' by The Clash; 'Big Yellow Taxi' by Joni Mitchell; 'Love And Happiness' by Al Green; 'Do You Think I'm Sexy?' by Rod Stewart; 'Emotional Rescue' by The Rolling Stones

Music production: Michel Gaubert

MONDAY 14/2

Zero + Maria Cornejo

'Cicada / Snare intro' by Queens; 'Dogon (March/Timber edit by Scott Mou)' by Phil Cohran; 'Kilimanjaro (Slo Cicada edit by Scott Mou)' by Phil Cohran; 'Styrofoam (Snare edit)' by Scott Mou; 'Violin/Cicada/Snare (encore)' edit by Queens

Donna Karan

'Hey Ahab' by Elton John and Leon Russell; 'If You Want Me To Stay' by Etta James; 'It's A Ruse' by Rosey

Music production: Kevin Edwards

Marc Jacobs

'The Beautiful People' by Marilyn Manson

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Thom Browne Womenswear

'Processional and Maria - Organ, Orchestra and Nuns Chorus (Taken from The Sound Of Music)' by Rodgers and Hammerstein; 'God Put A Rainbow In The Sky' by Mahalia Jackson; 'Say A Little Prayer' by Aretha Franklin; 'I'm Going To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song' by Mahalia Jackson; 'He's Got The Whole World In His Hands' by Mahalia Jackson; 'Packing Up, Getting Ready To Go ' by Aretha Franklin with Mavis Staples, Joe Ligon of The Mighty Clouds Of Joy And The Franklin Sisters

Music production by Michel Gaubert

TUESDAY 15/2

Rodarte

'Opening' by Bruce Langhorne; 'Bron-Y-Aur-Stomp' by Led Zeppelin; 'Fearless' by Pink Floyd; 'Here Comes The Warm Jets' by Brian Eno; 'The 15th' by Wire

Diesel Black Gold

'The Game Has Changed' by Daft Punk; 'Valletta Fanfares' by Vitalic; 'The Plume's Nom Is Casanova' by Sonny Kompaneck; 'Rotor' by Terence Fixmer; 'Epsilon' by Terence Fixmer; 'King Of Clubs' by Apparat

Music production by: Sebastien Perrin

Marc by Marc Jacobs

'Heave' by Gauntlet Hair; 'Stoned To Death' by Crocodiles; '18 Hours (Of Love)' by KXP; 'Lights' by Dave I.D.

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

WEDNESDAY 16/2

3.1 Phillip Lim

'The Beat And The Pulse' by Austra; 'Good Evening' by The Concretes; 'I Know' by David Lynch; 'Oh Superman (For Massenet)' by Laurie Anderson

Music production: Sebastien Perrin

Ports 1961

'I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground' by Alva Noto & Blixa Bargeld; 'Catch Wave' by Sharp; 'La Chanson d' Héne' from Les Choses De La Vie soundtrack by Claude Sautet; Dialogues of Charlotte Rampling from Stardust Memories by Woody Allen; Dialogues of Romy Schneider from César et Rosalie by Claude Sautet

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

THURSDAY 17/2

Ralph Lauren

'The Last Emperor (Main Title Theme)' by David Byrne; 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence FYI' by Utada Hikaru; 'China Girl (Remix)' by Anna Ternheim Srangers; 'Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him' by Yoko Ono and John Lennon; '2046 Main Theme (With Percussion)' by Shigeru Umebayashi

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*. Having previously held roles at 10, 10 Men and AnOther magazines, he joined the team in 2022. His work has a particular focus on the moments where fashion and style intersect with other creative disciplines – among them art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and profiling the industry’s leading figures and brands.