Here it is – the modelling debut from Garbage‘s Shirley Manson, showing off the latest range from Calvin Klein.
As reported on nme.com in June, Manson was picked by Calvin Klein to be the face of his new collection, along with Sonic Youth‘s Kim Gordon (Click on the images to see a larger version).
Calvin Klein decided to use credible rock stars rather than supermodels in his new ad campaign because he doesn’t think people are interested in models any more.
“Just a pretty face isn’t enough. I want musicians and young actors who are not necessarily well known, but have their own look,” the designer said.
As part of his new philosophy, he is currently considering The Fall‘s Mark E Smith – who may not be young, but certainly has his own look – as a possible clothes horse. Unfortunately, there are no photos available as yet.
In the past the traffic has all been one way, with supermodels such as Naomi Campbell making records which fizzled miserably. Versace – who pioneered sports figures and pop stars as models – snapped up Liam Gallagher a couple of years ago. High street chain The Gap have used figures as diverse as Henry Rollins and Jade Jagger to sell their jeans and khakis.
Meanwhile, Manson has recorded the theme for the new Bond film The World Is Not Enough with an 83-piece orchestra in London’s Metropolis Studios.
The track was written by David Arnold and Don Black, who has written the lyrics to virtually all of the Bond theme songs. It has been described by Black as “vintage Bond, quite ballady and dramatic, but it feels contemporary.” The film is due out next year.