Givenchy Spring 2016

A mixed bag with no obvious direction, spring runway music reminded us why we love Bob Marley, that live performances can be viewed as art and Courtney Love is somehow still relevant.

Live Performances:

New York

At Rebecca Minkoff, Borns sang two songs. Minkoff picks the band and the music to go with the aesthetic of her collection.

Several singers paired with musicians at Givenchy to perform music from different religions and cultures. The show closed with a stirring rendition of “Ave Maria.”

At Rag & Bone, 12 members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus sang to a custom Thom Yorke track titled “Villain.”

At Marc Jacobs, a special arrangement was performed by the Brian Newman Orchestra and The Cavers — a 21-piece orchestra.


Alison Moyet sang at Burberry, accompanied by a 32-piece orchestra.

At Sophia Webster, Katy B did covers including “Waterfalls” by TLC.


At Philipp Plein, Courtney Love sang “Celebrity Skin.”


C.A.R. performed at Sonia Rykiel.

At Dries Van Noten, the Balanescu Quartet played.

At Rick Owens, Eska was the featured singer.


WWD Spring 2016 Top 10 Runway Music Playlist

“Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley (Tommy Hilfiger)

“Don’t Bring Me Down” by The Ettes (Coach)

“Just Like Heaven” by The Cure (Tory Burch)

“Bad Girls” by Donna Summer (Gareth Pugh and Moschino)

“Check My Machine” by Paul McCartney (Ashish)

“The Meader” by BEAK (Missoni)

“Last Night” by The Strokes (Emilio Pucci)

“Lovefool” by The Cardigans (Blugirl)

“The Mirror” by Damaged Bug (Saint Laurent)

“Twist and Shout” by The Beatles (John Galliano)

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