Tuesday, February 26, 2013

When Andrej Pejic met David Bowie

via david bowie's facebook
And now to the big Andrej Pejic news to which we alluded on Friday. No, not his fake wedding at a Las Vegas Pop Up Chapel, a new music video in which Pejic has a rather significant cameo role. Three years after Pejic channelled David Bowie for his first major international fashion editorial in Vogue Paris, fashion's androgynous superstar has teamed up with the original gender bender himself for Bowie's new single The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Just announced on Bowie's Facebook page, the clip was directed by Canadian Italian writer/director Floria Sigismondi and was shot in Los Angeles over two days in January. 

The film co-stars Tilda Swinton and two other top female models: Iselin Steiro and Saskia de Brauw. 

According to Bowie's Facebook, Bowie and Swinton play a happily married couple, while de Brauw and Pejic vamp it up as a "celebrity couple" who 'disturb and rearrange' the Bowie-Swintons' marital bliss. Cast as "a vocalist", Steiro is styled up to look like a dead ringer for a young Bowie. 

The story "at once captures a twenty first century moment in its convergence of age, gender and the normal/celebrity divide", according to the Facebook blurb.  

Pejic makes several costume changes. In one scene, he appears half-naked as a kind of glamorous night terror who straddles Bowie while he is sleeping and kisses him. Pejic later appears as Swinton's character, in Sixties makeup and wig.

"Basically I can just die now..." noted Pejic on Twitter this afternoon, posting a link to the YouTube clip. 

Sigismondi is no stranger to the music video genre, having directed clips for many artists, including Pink, Marilyn Manson - she directed The Beautiful People in 1996 - and Bowie himself (Little Wonder in 1996 and Dead Man Walking in 1997). She also directed the 2010 feature film The Runaways, starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. 


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