Paris Women's A/W 2013 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 womenswear collections from Paris Women's Fashion Week A/W 2013, with a few tracks streamed in for your listening pleasure.


Dries Van Noten

'Night & Day' played by the Kid Koala band; 'Cheek to cheek' (Irvin Berlin) performed by Fred Astaire; 'Cheree' by Suicide (Alan Vega & Martin Rev); "Ambient" by Kid Koala remixed by Kid Koala


'Only when you're gone' by Madrugada; 'The chairman dances' by John Adams; 'Harmonielehre parte III' by John Adams

Music production: MODE-F



'Achilles Last Stand', 'Immigrant Song', 'Communication Breakdown', 'Good Times Bad Times' and 'Whole Lotta Love', all by Led Zeppelin

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Rick Owens

'Wiesendonck Lieder' by Wagner

FRIDAY 01/03

Roland Mouret

'Bela Lugosi's Dead' by Bauhaus; 'The Hunger' - Trio in E Flat Op 100 (excerpt)' by Schubert; 'Goods Original Mix' by iamamiwhoami; 'Aux Armes Et Caetera' by Serge Gainsbourg

Music production: MODE-F Alexander Maxwell, Laurent Ballot

Christian Dior

'Rien Dans Les Poches' by Laurie Anderson; 'O Superman' by DJ/ Laurie Anderson

Music production: Michel Gaubert

Maison Martin Margiela

'Fire in the blood - Snake Song' by The Bootleggers featuring Emmylou Harris; 'Tom's diner' by Suzanne Vega


Junya Watanabe

'Asobi' by Zazen Boys; 'Utsukushii' by Yurayura Teikoku; 'Grape Fruit Choudai' by Yurayura Teikoku

Acne Studios

'Roses And Teeth For Ludwig Wittgenstein' by Matmos; 'Public Sex For Boyd McDonald' by Matmos; 'Banquet For King Ludwig II' by Matmos; 'Red Horse (Judges II)' by Colin Stetson; 'Bonsoir Bonsoir' by Zarah Leander

Music director: Frédéric Sanchez

Comme des Garçons

'Transcurre La Espera' by Angel Illarramendi; 'L Homme Devaste' by Jean- Philippe Goude; 'La Verole De Babel' by Pascal Comelade; 'Market Diktat Song' by Jean- Philippe Goude; 'Lie Down in Darkness (Photek Remix)' by Moby


'el Hijo de ariadna' by Alberto Iglesias; 'Shuttered' by Objekt; 'Appalachian Grove' by Laurie Spiegel; 'La Guerra del Agua' by Alberto Iglesias; 'Forever New Frontiers' by Diamond Version; 'the Big fat Kill' by John Debney; 'Terminal' by Holly Herndon; '16-16-9-20-1-14-9-7' by Factory Floor; 'Chase The tear' by Portishead

SUNDAY 03/03


'Matangi Mix' by MIA


'Walk On By' by Isaac Hayes; 'I can't Go To Sleep' by Wu-tang Clan and Isaac Hayes


'Live On Stage' by Roxanne Shante; 'Rasclat Riddim' by Vato Gonzalez & Diplo; 'What's Going On?' by. Mekon feat Roxanne Shante; 'We are the hip hop' by Mekon; 'Break Dance Electric Boogie' by West Street Mob; 'Wild Thing (Peaches Remix)' by Tone Loc; 'I Like It Loud (instrumental)' by Jewel T; 'Subway Theme' by DJ Grand Wizard Theodore


'Bourree 1 and 2', 'Menuet 1 and 2', 'Gavotte 1 and 2', 'Passepied 1 and 2', and 'Bourree 1' all from Johann Sebastian Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 1, C Major, BWW 1066, Performed by Members of The Paris Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Thomas Roussel


'You Are My Sister', 'Cripple and the Starfish' and 'Hope There's Someone', composed and performed by Antony and the Johnsons with The Heritage Orchestra

MONDAY 04/03

Stella McCartney

'Look At These Hoes' by Santigold; 'White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge)' by Disclosure; 'Love Is All I Got (Larse Remix)' by Feed Me & Crystal Fighters; 'You Think You're a Man' by The Vaselines; 'Workin' Woman Blues' by Valerie June

Music production: Tony Farsides


'Ascending' by Actress; 'Lost' by Actress; 'Iwaad'  by Actress; 'Just an Illusion ( Lindstrom & Todd Terje Remix)' by Imagination

Saint Laurent

'Tidal wave '13' by Thee Oh Sees



'New World Symphony' by DVORAK; 'Around the World' by Daft Punk; 'Last Days of the District' by Philip Gorbachev; 'Planet Rock' by Afrika Bambaata; 'Where is Ronny Douglas' by Philip Gorbachev; 'Sweet Regina' by Philip Gorbachev


'K&F (Thema)' by Apparat; 'Sacrilege' by The yeah yeah yeahs; 'The heart asks pleasure first' by Michael Nyman; 'Nothing's Changed' by Tricky; 'Different Pulses' by Asaf Avidan


Louis Vuitton

'Motherhood' by Alexandre Desplat

Moncler Gamme Rouge

'Arctic' by Terje Isungset; 'Night Games - Water Sports/ The Dominatrixʼs Waltz' by John Barry; 'James Bond Jet Set' by Black Hole; 'Murder Weapon' by Tricky; 'The Snow' by Coil; 'Little Saint Nick' by The Beach Boys

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Miu Miu

'This city never sleeps' by Eurythmics; 'Postdamerplatz' by Jürgen Knieper; 'Burglary' by Eric Serra; 'A ship for the bandits' by Peer Raben; 'Metropolis' by Edgar Froese

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez