There’s a reason someone shouted out, “This is the best show of Fashion Week!” as the lights turned up at Anna Sui’s fall ’13 show: It really is the most fun you’ll have all New York Fashion Week. The clothing’s always covetable, the models are always major, and the music is always spot-on.
After last season’s ’70s-punk playlist (and equally rock’n'roll-inspired designs), we weren’t sure if the designer could top herself…until Karlie Kloss and a crew of models opened the fall ’13 show with the very dance performed in Jean-Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders. We knew it was on.
What followed was perhaps the greatest runway playlist ever, jumping around from ’60 French pop song to ’60s French pop song. Frederic Sanchez, the go-to guy for Fashion Week shows, came up with the genius tracklisting, and it was practically impossible to not jump up from your seat and join Karlie Kloss as she strided down the runway.
So we begged the Anna Sui team to pass along the playlist–and we’re so glad that they did, because otherwise our weekend would have been spent hunting down the songs on YouTube. Instead, we get to spend it playing these tracks on repeat and putting together our Anna Sui fall ’13 wishlist (the pants on Hanne above included). We’ve got the full list and videos–we tried our best to track them all down, but some things didn’t make it out of the ’60s it seems so we found suitable replacements–below. And as a bonus we’ve got the dance clip from Band Of Outsiders, because it really is that good. –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
1. Serge Gainsboug & Anna Karina – “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”
2. Sylvie Vartan – “Locomotion”
3. France Gall – “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”
4. Jean-Luc Godard – A bande à parte
5. Francoise Hardy – “Le temps de l’amour”
6. Jacqueline Taïeb – “7 Heure du matin”
7. Michel Legrand – Godard Talking
8. Serge Gainsbourg featuring Brigitte Bardot – “Comic Strip”
9. Chantal Goya – “Tu m’as trop menti”
10. Chantal Goya – “Laisse moi”
11. Anna Karina – “Roller Girl”