As a person who grew up watching MTV, I love music videos and if they’re also stylish, it’s even better. So I decided to write a post about some stylish videos that you may not know, yet, or kind of forgot about. They’re from different decades, some of them can be very inspiring, some of them are over the top, but it’s undeniable that they’re stylish and if you haven’t watched them before, please do.
“Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé. A white tank top, denim shorts and red slingbacks never looked so stylish. Beyoncé looks fabulous every second of the video and the song is beautiful. The Versace S/S 2003 orange and purple dress is unforgettable. (Director: Jake Nava/2003)
“Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. One of the most expensive videos of all time. Michael and Janet’s clothes are great and Janet’s hair is so cool. (Director: Mark Romanek/1995)
“Cool” by Gwen Stefani. Choosing one video by G. Stefani was very difficult because she’s always been such a cool singer with a great personal style. At the end of the day I think “Cool” is one of her most stylish videos, and you can take inspiration from her summer outfits. As a huge lover of leopard prints/patterns I love the sweater she wears with the pencil skirt. (Director: Sophie Muller/2004)
“Tell Me Where It Hurts” by Garbage. This video is inspired by iconic and controversial French film “Belle de Jour” with Catherine Deneuve. Shirley Manson’s wardrobe is to die for. I love the song and I love the video. The band has always had a great sense of style and Manson is one of the most stylish singers, ever. (Director: Sophie Muller/2007)
“Deeper and Deeper” by Madonna. If choosing a Gwen Stefani’s video was difficult, choosing Madonna’s most stylish video is not even possible (in fact I chose two). The Queen of Pop made some incredible music videos. I chose “Deeper and Deeper” because I’ve always liked this song and Madonna’s outfits, most of all the one she wears the during the photo shoot (I have a thing for berets). You may notice the presence of Sofia Coppola among Madonna’s friends. (Director: Bobby Woods/1992)
“National Anthem” by Lana Del Rey. Del Rey fabulously channels her inner Marilyn and Jackie with A$AP Rocky as Mr President. (Director: Anthony Mandler/2012)
“Like A Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones. This is one of my favorite videos, ever. It’s also very sad because it shows the life of a woman (played by Patricia Arquette) before it got completely ruined by drugs. This video scared a me a lot, it’s a huge lesson about how drugs can f**k your life up. From dressing with great clothes and partying with cool people to become a reject. Horrible! The direction of the video is amazing. (Director: Michel Gondry/1995)
“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Whether you like her or not, since she’s a pretty dividing artist, you can’t deny that Taylor Swift’s videos often are a feast for the eyes. “Blank Space” is particularly beautiful. Swift is beautiful, Sean O’Pry is beautiful, her mansion is beautiful and her clothes are amazing. I think she wears 20 different outfits in the video. (Director: Joseph Khan/2014)
“Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga. It’s hard to choose just one Lady Gaga’s video because her wardrobe is always so amazing. “Telephone”, “Alejandro” and “Born This Way” are my favorite videos from Mrs Germanotta but for this post I chose “Paparazzi”. A mini film rather than a music video. The amount of great designer looks she sports in the videos is impressive. (Director: Jonas Åkerlund/2009)
“Hollywood” by Madonna. The aesthetics of this video is inspired by the photography of Guy Bourdin. It’s one of my favorite videos by Madonna, so glamorous and glossy and kind of sad. (Director Jean Baptiste Mondino/2003)
“Chocolate” by Kylie Minogue. The song and the video are not among the most famous ones by Minogue but I’ve always loved it. She looks amazing as always. Choosing only one video by Kylie Minogue wasn’t easy. Kylie Minogue has always been so stylish. (Director: Dawn Shadforth/2004)
“Falling Down” by Duran Duran. This video always makes me think of the famous Vogue Italia July 2007 editorial “SuperMods Enter Rehab” shot by Steven Meisel. You may recognize model Allie Crandell, who was in the cast of the first season of “The City” together with Whitney Port and Olivia Palermo. Duran Duran stated the inspiration for the video came from Britney Spears, which seems to inspired Vogue’s editorial as well. (Director: Anthony Mandler/2007).
And that’s all for part one, I hope you liked the videos I chose. What are your favorite music videos? Let me know!