THE INSIDERS: THE GOASTT
sean lennon and charlotte kemp muhl, backstage at nyfw.
How did you guys team up with Rebecca Minkoff?
Charlotte: They asked us a week or so before the show, and we sort of figured out a couple of things that we could play.
How did you select which songs you performed?
Sean: For the show, they asked us for "Dead Meat" and "Jardin Du Luxembourg," at the end, but for the middle they just told us to play instrumental.
Charlotte: We also played our song "Candy Necklace" which is on our record, and then a cover of Serge Gainsbourg, which always does well during Fashion Week.
What other designers are you guys into?
Charlotte: ThreeasFOUR and Alexander McQueen.
Sean: Galliano is cool. We love the couture stuff.
What are your favorite places to shop?
Charlotte: Exquisite Costumes. It sells Victorian stuff.
Sean: It's not vintage, exactly, but it's from around the '1890s.
What bands are you listening to right now that you feel NYLON should know about?
Sean: There's this band called Tune-Yards, they're friends of ours. They're with us at SXSW on March 19. They're from Oakland and were just signed by The Dirty Projectors.
Charlotte: They're another boy-girl team, like us.
If you could go on tour with anyone, who would it be?
Sean: I would love to play with Antony and the Johnsons. To open every night for them would be amazing.
Charlotte: I would like to play bass.
Sean: What is this, a mutiny? What if i began encroaching on your territory? Maybe I should be the new face of Maybelline!
Charlotte: [laughing] Oh, snap!
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