So the boys from Duran Duran have teamed up with the most unlikely partners to design the costumes for their Broadway concert debut in New York. How on earth the “big boys” from Duran Duran expect Juicy Couture to design their wardrobe is beyond the imagination of most fashion visionaries. Let’s face it a brand known for designing terry towelling tracksuits for stick-figure girls is hardly the most likely candidate for designing a wardrobe for a bunch of hefty new-romantic geezers. That said, rumour has it that Simon la Bon turned up for his Duran Duran audition wearing a pair of skin tight leopard print track bottoms. Oh yeah, and the fact that John Taylor is married to Juicy Couture co-founder Gela Nash-Taylor might have something to do with it.
John Taylor said: “When putting together the Broadway show of ‘Red Carpet Massacre’ it was only natural that we would turn to Juicy Couture. Due to more than just osmosis; Simon [Le Bon], Nick [Rhodes] and myself have all had a hand in making design suggestions for clothes they would like to wear and seeing their ideas realized. In attacking the costuming of the show we have had a hands-on approach, which is the way we like to work (like the good little renaissance boys we are). ‘Red Carpet Massacre’ requires Maoist utility wear, punk-savant/bohemian and louche satins… all in one evening.”