By  on April 7, 2008

Fashion’s dark lord Gareth Pugh let his campy side shine when he took to the decks for Boombox at a party held at the hip Parisian dive bar La Perle. Pugh sprinkled his retro disco lineup with saccharin pop classics and stomping glam-rock tracks.
He Spun:
“Boys Wanna Be Her” by Peaches
“Dumb” by The 411
“Professional Widow” by Tori Amos
“Better the Devil You Know” by Kylie Minogue
“I Feel Good Things for You” by Daddy’s Favourite
“Fame” by Irene Carr
“La Isla Bonita” by Madonna
“Emotions” by Mariah Carey
“Knock on Wood” by Amii Stewart
“Dreamer” by Livin’ Joy

With a postshow glow, a jubilant Stefano Pilati folded his Yves Saint Laurent runway soundtrack—LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great”—into a playlist for a bash at Le Baron, held by Colette and Self-Service magazine.

And Chloë Sevigny made an ideal follow-up mixmaster at the same affair. The indie actress and fledgling designer (she launched a collection with New York’s Opening Ceremony this season) spun dance tracks, including “I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song).” “That one really got ’em going,” she said.

He Spun:
“Ain’t Nobody” by Chaka Khan
“Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads
“Someone Great” by LCD Soundsystem
“I’m a Woman” by Cassius
“You Take My Breath Away” by The Knife
She Spun:
“New Kind of Kick” by The Cramps
“Mind Your Own Business” by Delta 5
“You Make No Sense” by ESG
“I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)” by The Ikettes
“Eisbär” by Grauzone

Most Ironic Use of a Lyric

“Don’t you want to get out of Cape Cod tonight?” Heard at Carolina Herrera, from “Wolcott” by Vampire Weekend.

It Was Funny the First Time
When Ralph Lauren played The Pierces’ “Boring” during his show last season (“Galliano/Donatella/Dolce & Gabbana/Boring”), it was provocative. The second and third time around—at BCBG and Milly this season—the song lost its shock factor. Let’s retire it.

Me, Myself and I
No one said the fashion industry was without egos. Sean John played his own music at his men’s show—with lines like “I’m the best in the world” booming across the loudspeakers. Stella McCartney broke her rule about steering clear of her father’s music when she included “Yesterday” in her show’s soundtrack, and Yohji Yamamoto pulled solo guitar tracks off his albums, Dog of Terror and HEM (Handful Empty Mood), which he wrote, composed and recorded. The designer is no American Idol amateur, though. He has appeared in concert, playing the harmonica and guitar with his son-in-law, guitarist Shohei Otsuka.

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