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There were some amazing tunes played on the Milan and Paris men's fashion week runways last week—from La Roux live at Viktor & Rolf to the legendary Annie Lennox playing live at Dolce & Gabbana.
We're obsessed with runway music—the carefully curated song selections played during shows are, literally, the soundtrack of the fashion industry. Oftentimes, they're the songs that designer him/herself is obsessed with or inspired by. Check out some of the top picks from the Milan and Paris men's shows after the jump.
· "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar (at Alexander McQueen)
· "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals (at Burberry Prorsum)
· "Hang on St. Christopher" by Tom Waits (at Bottega Veneta)
· "Walk on the Wild Side (remix) by Lou Reed (at Calvin Klein)
· Nino Rota songs from various Fellini films (at Canali)
· "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Annie Lennox (at Dolce & Gabbana)
· "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads (at Gianfranco Ferré)
· "Gimme Shelter" by Patti Smith (at John Varvatos)
· "In the Light" by Led Zeppelin (at Jean Paul Gaultier)
· "Ice Cream Man" by Tom Waits (at Yohji Yamamoto)
· "Cry Little Sister" by Gerard McMann from “The Lost Boys” (at Givenchy)
· "Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!" by Trentemoller (at Kris Van Assche)
· "Congo Voodoo Drums" by Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin
(at Yves Saint Laurent)
· "2046 Main Theme (with percussion)" by Shigeru Umebayashi from
“2046” soundtrack (at Dior Homme)
· "Big in Japan” by Alphaville (at Kenzo)
· "I’m Living in Shame" by Diana Ross (at John Galliano)
· Ultimate playlist: Sounds from men's collections [WWD]