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On the playlist of... Alexandre Vauthier

Adored by all the stars, from Rihanna to Charlize Theron, from Ciara to Cara Delevingne, the designer tells Numéro about the music that inspires him.

 

“Music is essential for me and my tastes are very eclectic - I like Étienne Daho as much as Philip Glass. And I grew up with electro, the real thing. I liked Kraftwerk, music that was as industrial as possible. Today I think that contemporary electro is certainly less of an influence, but I like listening to Nicolas Jaar, particularly his duo with Florence and the Machine, What Kind of Man: the coldness of the music combined with the bewitching voice of Florence Welch. But, no contest, it’s hip-hop that currently injects energy into our lives, and I have black music on every day, first thing in the morning. So for this playlist I’ve chosen almost only black rappers.”

 

 

Portrait Jean-Baptiste Mondino

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Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
J. Cole - Apparently
J. Cole - Apparently
ILOVEMAKONNEN (FEAT. DRAKE) - TUESDAY
ILOVEMAKONNEN (FEAT. DRAKE) - TUESDAY
Travi$ Scott - Don't Play ft. Big Sean, The 1975
Travi$ Scott - Don't Play ft. Big Sean, The 1975
A$AP Rocky - Everyday (Audio) ft. Rod Stewart, Miguel, Mark Ronson
A$AP Rocky - Everyday (Audio) ft. Rod Stewart, Miguel, Mark Ronson
Shamir - Call It Off (Official Music Video YTMAs)
Shamir - Call It Off (Official Music Video YTMAs)
Shamir - On The Regular [Official HD Video]
Shamir - On The Regular [Official HD Video]
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix / Audio)
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix / Audio)
Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Official) ft. JAY Z
Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Official) ft. JAY Z
Snoop Dogg - Peaches N Cream ft. Charlie Wilson
Snoop Dogg - Peaches N Cream ft. Charlie Wilson
Lana Del Rey, rough seas and butterflies in her new video for “Mariners Apartment Complex”
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Lana Del Rey, rough seas and butterflies in her new video for “Mariners Apartment Complex”

Music Over a year after the release of “Lust For Life”, Lana Del Rey is back with “Mariners Apartment Complex”, a searing guitar ballad accompanied by a vintage-look black and white video directed by her sister. Over a year after the release of “Lust For Life”, Lana Del Rey is back with “Mariners Apartment Complex”, a searing guitar ballad accompanied by a vintage-look black and white video directed by her sister.

Meeting with The Blaze, the duo that shines French electro abroad
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Meeting with The Blaze, the duo that shines French electro abroad

Music After only a few tracks and just a couple of arthouse videos, French twosome The Blaze are being touted as the next big thing on the electro scene. Ahead of the release of their first album, the haunting Dancehall, cousins Guillaume and Jonathan, a generally shy and discreet duo, agreed to discuss their work with Numéro. After only a few tracks and just a couple of arthouse videos, French twosome The Blaze are being touted as the next big thing on the electro scene. Ahead of the release of their first album, the haunting Dancehall, cousins Guillaume and Jonathan, a generally shy and discreet duo, agreed to discuss their work with Numéro.

Meet Kiddy Smile, the queer herald of our times
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Meet Kiddy Smile, the queer herald of our times

Music The DJ, singer and voguing star set the Élysée Palace on fire last June. Now he’s getting ready to conquer the world with a first album, caught between flamboyant house and a queer pop hymn. A future legend who lent himself to a fashion shoot for Numéro. The DJ, singer and voguing star set the Élysée Palace on fire last June. Now he’s getting ready to conquer the world with a first album, caught between flamboyant house and a queer pop hymn. A future legend who lent himself to a fashion shoot for Numéro.

Christine & the Queens as an S&M prostitute in her new video for “5 dollars”
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Christine & the Queens as an S&M prostitute in her new video for “5 dollars”

Music After “Damn, dis-moi” and “Doesn't Matter (Voleur de soleil)”, Christine & the Queens, now known as Chris, is releasing a third single “5 dollars” with a video in which she plays a high-class S&M prostitute getting ready for work. After “Damn, dis-moi” and “Doesn't Matter (Voleur de soleil)”, Christine & the Queens, now known as Chris, is releasing a third single “5 dollars” with a video in which she plays a high-class S&M prostitute getting ready for work.

Jorja Smith, the future of soul
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Jorja Smith, the future of soul

Music Catapulted to fame after being spotted by Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Jorja Smith is hot property right now. Barely 21, the young British singer has just released her first album, Lost & Found, a mature, assured début that is the sign of greatness to come. Catapulted to fame after being spotted by Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Jorja Smith is hot property right now. Barely 21, the young British singer has just released her first album, Lost & Found, a mature, assured début that is the sign of greatness to come.

Who is Brooke Candy, the indomitable trash and neofeminist rapper?
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Who is Brooke Candy, the indomitable trash and neofeminist rapper?

Music Provocative and ultra-sexy, former strip-teaser Brooke Candy is kicking neo-feminist pazazz into the misogynist, macho worlds of rap and hip hop. Provocative and ultra-sexy, former strip-teaser Brooke Candy is kicking neo-feminist pazazz into the misogynist, macho worlds of rap and hip hop.