The End of an Era

The news of George Michael’s passing broke a lot of hearts. This year (not to save us from tears!) took all the good ones. And, while his amazing influence on pop music as a genre is indisputable, his influence on fashion and style are not to be overlooked. His ‘Freedom’ majorly influenced fashion (and womankind!). The iconic video for his hit 1990 song featured the top supermodels: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Tatjana Patitz. They all lip-synced the famous lyrics and set the song to the roof!

Just last year (when we gave him our hearts- or was that back in the 90’s already?), the supermodels gathered to reveal what the filming of the video was actually like. It was the 25th anniversary of George Michael’s video and they all decided to speak about being a part of such an iconic video. Today, as we mourn his death, read bellow their thoughts on George and the one-of-a-kind experience of shooting the video that blended the fashion and music worlds together perfectly.

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‘I came to the set on the first day they were shooting. Oh my god, it was crazy! It was during the fashion collections, so I came straight from Paris, and I’d done 4 or 5 shows the day before and we finished at 2 o’clock in the morning. They didn’t have the Eurostar then, so I took the 6 o’clock train to London and then went to the airport. I didn’t sleep—I went from the plane to the shower to the set. I was up all night working to work all night again! But it was great. I love George Michael, and I love all the girls who were in it, and the director, David Fincher, is a great filmmaker.’ (Naomi Campbell)

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“25 years later, this video—and not my magazine covers—is what people mention the most when they approach me on the street. It’s pretty incredible.” (Linda Evangelista)

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