Take a Break: Watch Tilda Swinton Star in David Bowie’s Music VideoMar 13, 2013 @ 3:05 pm
David Bowie’s first album in 10 years—and 27th to date—came out this week, The Next Day, and we’re celebrating by playing his new video for ”The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” The music and fashion icon cast fellow fashion superstar Tilda Swinton to star as his wife alongside him in the nearly six-minute short, where they play on both of their signature androgynous looks. (Fun fact: There is a Tumblr dedicated showing David and Tilda’s similarities named Tilda Stardust). Given Tilda’s “push-the-boundaries” red-carpet style, the moments of her in A-line dresses and ’80s white eyeliner in the housewife role are jarring, though it’s entertaining to see how similar they do appear in the moments where they are both stripped of costumes (fast forward to 4:17). Watch the video above to get the full effect, and scoop up Bowie’s new album, out now.
Plus, get style advice straight from Tilda Swinton. Aren’t you curious what she has to say?