This is the issue we’ve all been waiting for! The Supermodels, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen and Yasmin Le Bon have returned! The ladies all came together in London this past June to star in a short film directed by Jonas Akerlundin association with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and to shoot this phenomenal cover! This is the FIRST time a magazine cover has ever been created in conjuction with a music video!
For those of you that haven’t already heard, the film titled Girl Panic! shows the supermodels taking on the roles of Duran Duran band members! Naomi Campbell steps up to the mic as lead singer Simon le Bon, Cindy Crawford strikes a pose as bassist John Taylor, Eva Herzigova embodies keyboardist Nick Rhodes as the only blonde in the band, Helena Christensen rocks out as drummer Roger Taylor and Yasmin le Bon makes a droll turn as ‘the anonymous guitarist’. The real members of Duran Duran cameo as bellhops, chauffeurs and paparazzi, and designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana play Bazaar’s guest fashion editors for the day.
Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes said today: “Harpers had approached us about collaborating with the magazine on something really special when the new album came out. I’d had had this crazy idea for a video for the song Girl Panic!, that looked fantastic on paper, but that I thought in reality would be impossible to pull off. The idea was to recreate a day-in-the-life of the band, with five of the world’s greatest supermodels playing all of us. Lucy loved the idea of doing a cover shoot within the video itself – and so it all began.”
Harper’s Bazaar UK Editor Lucy Yeomans says: “This is without doubt, Bazaar’s most ambitious project to date and a fashion magazine first. Bringing together five of the world’s top supermodels together with one of the most iconic bands in music history and shooting the cover during the making of a short film, was no mean feat. But this exciting combination of music and fashion is a perfect mix for Bazaar and we are so happy to have been part of this ground-breaking production.”
Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon added: “We have made some pretty ambitious videos over the years, but this one was certainly the most challenging to date. Coordinating the schedules of five of the world’s biggest super models, Jonas, and the band was no easy task – but we couldn’t be happier with the finished film. It has all of the ingredients that we feel are important – it’s humorous, glamorous, sexy and very Duran Duran.”
Here’s your first look at the feature which will appear in the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar. It’s 22 pages of pure supermodel heaven!
Harper’s Bazaar December issue is on sale, Thursday 3rd November
From 8th November, visit www.harpersbazaar.co.uk to get and exclusive glimpse of Girl Panic!
IMAGE CREDIT: Harper’s Bazaar UK