Viktor & Rolf asked La Roux's Elly Jackson to perform at their spring 2011 men's show in Paris today. Viktor Horsting said they asked her to come "with just a keyboard" since "we want our men’s shows to be very intimate.” The designers also dressed her in a custom suit from the label's Monsieur line. Rolf Snoeren added:
" ... She dresses in a masculine way, and she deliberately undermines expectations by doing so, which is why we thought it would be cool to dress her in our men’s clothes.” Adds Horsting, “We asked her to wear high heels under her suit, but she refused. We love that.”
So diva, and yet she's like the anti–Lady Gaga, fashion-wise. She doesn't go around semi-naked, wearing capes and tripping all over them like a confused stripper without a pole to steady herself on. And it's still fabulous.
La Roux Unplugged (sort of) at Viktor & Rolf [Editors' Blog/W]