See short preview clip of singer's fashion house commercial
David Bowie will star in an advertising campaign for French fashion company Louis Vuitton – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
A series of images of the singer taken from the campaign are currently being shown on Vogue, and he will also take part in a silent film for the fashion company set to be broadcast in full on November 7.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, the short movie is directed by Romain Gavras, who was behind the camera for MIA’s ‘Born Free’ and ‘Bad Girls’ videos, and is titled L’Invitation Au Voyage. American model Arizona Muse visits the Louvre in Paris before journeying to Venice via a hot-air balloon where she meets Bowie, who performs a harpsichord version of ‘I’d Rather Be High’ from his album ‘The Next Day’.
Bowie recently debuted the video for the James Murphy remix of his his song ‘Love Is Lost’. The clip, which cost just £8 to make and features a pair of puppets from Bowie’s archive, was shot on a home camera with the help of assistant Jimmy King and best friend Coco Schwab and has been described by those close to singer as a “strangely moving gothic inflected story line perfect for Halloween”.
The only cost incurred in the whole process was the $12.99 (£8.08) needed for a USB stick to download the finished video onto.
Earlier this week (October 30), four new Bowie songs were premiered online. ‘Atomica’, ‘The Informer’, ‘Like A Rocket Man’ and ‘Born In A UFO’ will all feature on the three-disc edition of his latest album, ‘The Next Day’. ‘The Next Day Extra’ includes the original 14-track album, a 10-track CD of bonus songs and a DVD featuring the four videos made for the album: ‘Where Are We Now?’, ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’, ‘The Next Day’ and ‘Valentine’s Day’. The new release will also contain the James Murphy remix of ‘Love Is Lost’.