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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
Summer Music Festival Chic: Lollapalooza 2006
Style.com has a wide-ranging street style editorial up on Lollapalooza, which is just about the last place we'd expected to find coverage on the long-running event. (Although they recently covered Siren Music Festival as well.) The results are an interesting jumble of people and styles; Emily Haines of Metric, Broken Social Scene and soon to be solo star makes an appearance, as does one of our favorite video directors, Floria Sigismondi. Visual evidence reveals gladiator sandals in full effect, huge sunglasses, floaty baby-doll dresses and controversial usage of cowboy boots. (Pro: practical. Cons: played out, according to some. Our opinion: they seem a lot less prissy than most dumb girl shoes at the event. I mean, heels? That is just nonsensical.)
We've always loved summertime music festivals, not only for the bands and holiday air about them, but for the clothes-watching. As a sort of petri dish of fashion, it's fun seeing all the disparate tendencies of music-centric style - rockabilly, punk, hip-hop, Britpop, indie, goth and classic rock - come together in a postmodern jumble in wardrobes as diverse as the music. The results are sometimes brilliant improvisation and sometimes old-fashioned mess (and often both.)
There's no shortage of festivals, summertime or otherwise, to choose from: Siren, Coachella, Intonation, Pitchfork, Vegoose, Iceland Airwaves and Lollapalooza. But it reminds me that this year marked the absence of probably the mother of all summer music festivals, Glastonbury. This British mainstay, always featuring a lineup to envy, was also where Kate Moss reveals her summer look for that year. Is it any coincidence that Kate's had an off summer, fashionwise, in a year with no festival? (Of course, she's also had a difficult year, with "Cocaine Kate" and all that.) In its honor, some pics from Glastonburys past of some fashionable music lovers (and lovers of musicians).
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