Nobody wants to walk, especially if the destination is far away. You can drive your own car or just call up a taxi. However, both are too expensive. Gas prices are going haywire. The economy has started recovering from a recession post-lockdown.
Walking may save more from your wallet than you think—though painful for your feet. But, it doesn’t have to be an agonizing task. With the right soundtrack, you will soon ditch the pain of walking and start learning the art of strutting.
Here are five runway shows with pumping soundtracks that will help you walk like a supermodel:
Versace S/S 2004
Donatella Versace is hands down the queen of runway music. This show is no exception. The soundtrack has also got to be one of the designer’s sexiest mixes ever. Amazingly, it also perfectly matched the whole collection’s designs.
From the first track Crazy In Love by the one and only Beyoncé, you know the music is going to be on fire. The show, then, blended more songs into the mix. From underground house grooves such as Stevie V’s Dirty Cash and Nick Holder’s Erotic Illusions 93, it amplified the intense sensuality that the models and the clothes exuded.
Gucci by Tom Ford F/W 2004
For his final show at Gucci, Tom Ford brought out and heightened the prime thing that saved the Italian fashion house—sex. With the steamy soundtrack, it just made everything so much hotter.
Luxurious furs, velvet jackets, and elegant eveningwear all had a touch of Ford’s signature sensuality. These looks were enhanced by the erotically glamorous hair and makeup, and yes, the music. Mostly made up of 90’s tracks like Black Machine’s How Gee and one of Ford’s favorites, Fugees’ Killing Me Softly With His Song, you’ll be slithering your way to anywhere you want to be.
Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs S/S 2008
Commissioning the now-disbanded French electronic duo Daft Punk, the show started out with a cavernous remix of Aerodynamic. The track was accompanied by an array of supermodels walking out, one by one, in Richard Prince-inspired nurse clothes, bags, and matching LV masks. After they all struck a pose at the back of the runway and left, new flocks of girls started coming out—along with the music becoming more intense.
From the previous track (with some additional remixes in between), it now evolved into a more powerful and epic version of Kanye West’s Daft Punk-sampled Stronger. The show ended with Aerodynamic again.
At the time, it was an odd combination. But, it surprisingly worked perfectly well. After over a decade since the show, the soundtrack still goes extremely hard. The French duo’s tracks were even used again for the Louis Vuitton F/W 2021 show by the brand’s current creative designer, Nicolas Ghesquière.
Christian Dior Cruise 2011
An eccentric mix of tracks from Diana Ross & The Supremes’ Love Child, to Christina Aguilera’s Not Myself Tonight, and finally Björk’s Bachelorette, the music is as chicly refined as the clothes from the runway show.
The remixed tracks are full of high-voltage beats, fueling your confidence to take on any street corner in the city. And along with an accompanying orchestra, it just upgrades the whole experience to another level of tenacity—especially to your walk.
Dsquared2 F/W 2019
A stellar fusion of 2010’s hits with a huge kiss of Madonna’s top charters, Dean and Dan Caten never miss when it comes to runway soundtracks.
Comprising tracks like Sia’s Titanium, Lady Gaga’s Judas, Rihanna’s Where Have You Been, and many more, the music of the show is just hit after hit. So whenever you’re late to work and have to get to the office fast, just press play on this soundtrack and you’ll be stomping your way there in what will feel like seconds.
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A fourth-year fine arts college student in the University of Santo Tomas, majoring in advertising. Nathan usually does extensive research on fashion and runway history, film, music and pop culture, with a strong eagerness to learn more.