In case you couldn't tell by the covers, W magazine's July issue is all about music and of course, fashion.
To play up their theme du mois, the mag rounded up some name designers and asked them to dish on their musical muses, some of which are kinda surprising.
Here are some HIGHlights from the spread:
Gucci creative director Frida Giannini on Florence Welch:
"I was captivated by her eccentric style and her willingness to dare. She embodies the cinematic allure and seductive power that is its essence."
Burberry's Christoper Bailey on George Craig:
"For me, George embodies the modern British look."
Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa on Esperanza Spalding:
"I admire her passion and confidence— she is truly a free spirit."
Karl Lagerfeld on Janelle Monae:
"We liked each other from the first second on. Not just because of our style, but also the name: Janelle rhymes with Chanel, no?”
Donatella Versace on M.I.A.:
"Her music and style seemed so fresh and innovative. She is a total artist."
Check out the rest of the musical muses in the gallery (below)!
[Images courtesy of W Magazine.]
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