Paris A/W 2011 Fashion Week: Show Tunes
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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.


Dries Van Noten

'Heroes' by David Bowie, remixed by 2ManyDJs


'Jungle Lullaby', 'Don't Go Dancing', 'Jungle Blues' and 'The Love Me Or Die' by C.W. Stoneking

Music production: Mode F

Gareth Pugh

'Confide In Me' by Kylie Minogue and 'Don't You Want Me' by Felix

Music written and produced by artist Matthew Stone exclusively for Gareth Pugh



'Third Uncle' by Brian Eno; 'Lady Grinning' by David Bowie

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Rick Owens

'Without Makeup' by Ron Hardy - Mixed by Jeff Judd


Christian Dior

'Paganini Rocks' by Robortom feat. Au Revoir Simone; 'Palladio (Instrumental)' by Escala; 'Finding Beauty (Instrumental)' by Escala; 'Violins (Instrumental)' by Alex Tiuniaev; 'Love Story' by Layo & Bushwacka!; 'What Have I Done?' by Anna Ternheim; 'Preparedness' by The Bird And The Bee; 'Finlandia Hymn, for mixed choir' by Jubilate Choir; 'We're Here (Strings Only - Instrumental)' by Guillemots

Maison Martin Margiela

'W.L.' by Nick Cave; 'A.B.' by Nick Cave; 'More Than A Woman' by The BeeGees; 'Mein Hernz Macht Bum' by D.A.F; 'Fur Mich Sol's Rote Rosen Regnen' by Hildegard Knef; 'You Are Mine' by Eddy Ray; 'Melancholy Blues' by Queen; 'I've Seen That Face Before' by Grace Jones; 'Yesterday Tomorrows' by Tindersticks; 'One More Cup Of Coffee' by The White Stripes; 'Smoke On Water' by Deep Purple; 'Never Land' by Sisters Of Mercy; 'E Poi' by Mina; 'L'Importante E Finire' by Mina

Music production: Maison Martin Margiela with Joakim Bouaziz

Vivienne Westwood

'Cliché (Andrew Weatherall remix)' by The Shoes; 'L'ecole des Aegipans' by Pierne; 'Hammurabi' by The Black Dog feat. Ofra Haza; 'Symphony No. 9 in D Major: IV. Adagio (Sehr Langsam Und Noch Zuruckhaltend)' by Mahler, performed by Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle; 'Dissolve (remix)' by The Chemical Brothers; 'The Nutcracker, Op. 71 - 22. Act 2: Pas De Deux, Var. 2 Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky' performed by Valery Gergiev & The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; 'L'infanzia Di Maria' by Fabrizio de Andre; 'I've Been In Love Before' by Marlene Dietrich; ' 'Pines of Rome: IV. The Pines of the Appian Way (I pini della vin Appia) by Charles Dutoit & Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal; 'I Will Survive' by Billy Jo Spears

Music production: Jerry Bouthier and Andrea Gorgerino/ JBAG


Viktor & Rolf

'Battle For The Sun (Remix)' by Placebo (tailor made for the show)

Music production by DJ Diederik Idenburg; String arrangements by Diederik Idenburg & Ivo Witteveen

Jean Paul Gaultier

'Étude No. 2, op. 25 (in F minor) by The Swingle Sisters; 'Badge Of Honour' from the L.A. Confidential Soundtrack; 'Back To Black (Instrumental, special separate remix by Mode F)' by Amy Winehouse; 'It Don't Mean A Thing / Swing Time' by The Swingle Sisters; 'Rehab (Instrumental edit by Mode F)' by Amy Winehouse; 'Godfather' by Terence Blanchard; 'Motel (Dinner Au Motel)' by Miles Davis from the Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud Soundtrack; 'Rolling In The Deep (Instrumental, special separate tracks remixed by Mode F)' by Adele; 'You Know I'm No Good (Instrumental edit by Mode F)' by Amy Winehouse; Extracts from the film Baisers volés with the voice of Delphine Seyrig; 'Les Saintes Chéries' by Jean Leccia

Music production: Mode F



'Tango Rememberances' by Yo-Yo Ma; 'Last Tango In Paris (Ultimo Tango A Parigi)' by Gato Barbieri; 'It Tango' by Laurie Anderson; 'Tres Minutos Con La Realidid' by Yo-Yo Ma; 'Cosmic Tango' by Ash Ra Tempel; 'Tango Viola Da Cabaret Epilettico' by Franco Casavola; 'Sharkey's Night' by Laurie Anderson; 'Le Dernier Tango A Paris I' by Gato Barbieri; 'Cosmic Tango' by Ash Ra Tempel; 'Libertango Tango Suite' by Yo-Yo Ma

Music production: Michel Gaubert


'Seen But Not Seen' by The Talking Heads; 'Pinnacles' by Four Tet


Ghuzeng performance by Wu Fei


'Theme (Hommage à MGM)' by Be Music; 'Motormaniac' by VVV; 'Altered State' by Edward Ka-Spel

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez


Stella McCartney

'Sunshine' by Rye Rye feat. M.I.A; 'Safari Disco Club' by Yelle; 'Boys 4 Breakfast' by Natalie Storm; 'Send Me Your Number' by Dirt Danger; 'Click Clack (Show It Off)' by Kid Sister; 'Get Some' by Lykke Li; 'Around The World' by Daft Punk; 'For No One' by The Beatles

Music production: Tony Earsides

Yves Saint Laurent

'Sleaze (Take It, Shake It)' by Marc and The Mambas

Music production: James Murphy


'A Forest' by The Cure, arranged and Orchestrated by Thomas Roussel & interpreted by The Star Pop Orchestra

Music production: Michel Gaubert



'Paganini Rocks (Tom Hodge Remix) by Robortom Feat. Au Revoir Simone; 'The Rendez-Vous' by Alexandre Desplat from 'Birth' Original Score; 'Lotus Flower' by Radiohead; 'I Miss U (String Version)' by Tracey Thorn

Music production: Michel Gaubert


'Morning High (duet with Patti Smith)' by Lizzy Mercier Descloux; 'No Arrival, No Parking' by Heiner Goebbels; 'Fur Wen Sind Die Bluemen' by Einsturzende Neubaten; 'Erbarme Dich (From St. Matthew Passion) by Yo-Yo Ma; 'Music For Forgotten Future' by Mogway; 'Motorbass Get Phunked Up' by La Funk Mob

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez


Louis Vuitton

'Company II Violin Concerto'; 'Stalking'; 'Symphony No.3 Movement II'; 'Facades'; 'Going Home' all by Phillip Glass

Music production: Steve Mackey

Miu Miu

'The Infant Kiss' by Kate Bush; 'Breathing' by Kate Bush; 'Hammer Horror' by Kate Bush; 'In Search Of Peter Pan'

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

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.