One of my favourite UNKLE tracks has a brand new music video featuring performance artist, Miss Crash. I hadn’t heard of Miss Crash before I saw this, but her act is pretty unique! I don’t want to spoil the video, so just watch it and you’ll see what I mean. Don’t play this at work though – it’s got generous helpings of tits, latex, leather and tattoos. If any of your co-workers see you watching it, they’ll just think you’re one of those weirdos who watches porn in the office.
The video was co-directed by UNKLE frontman James Lavelle, and is part of an ongoing creative partnership between him and Black Dog Films.
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This elaborate, lattice design dress is a collaboration between stage costumier Michael Schmidt and the innovative Francis Bitonti Studio, based in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Schmidt has created stage outfits for some of the most outlandish and exciting performers – from Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Courtney Love and Grace Jones to Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and – obviously – Dita Von Teese. Schmidt’s design for the gown is based on the Fibonacci sequence and was 3D modelled by Francis Bitonti, before finally being 3D printed in Nylon by Shapeways. Once the 17 separate pieces of the garment were completed, they were dyed black, lacquered and embellished with over 13,000 Swarovski crystals.Dita also wore the dress at the unveiling at New York’s Ace Hotel last night.Although the cartoon-like burlesque star said that the dress was quite comfortable and ‘super light’, I’m not entirely convinced. Undoubtedly, the dress looks pretty cool, but it seems like it didn’t take her long to change out of the gown into a more practical Roland Mouret shift dress.
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