Sunday, September 26, 2010
Janelle Monae: "Many Moons"
This music video, other than it portraying a multi media, plays with the ideas and the format of the runway. It uses the runway as an auction/slave block which plays with the ideas of commodity in fashion and the role of the model on the runway. When models are on the catwalk are we being sold the clothing or the model and the idea we can look like them? Also the idea of the model being just a walking mannequin, or androids in this case. Also it uses the format of the runway as a narrative element which I find very interesting and helps to flow ideas of how a runway show can be more multi-dimensional and in-depth.