MGMT in the Jet Set

Nylon magazine reports a big breakthrough for MGMT – apparently they inspired Gucci’s Spring 2009 menswear collection, and were featured heavily in the designer’s fashion show this week. Big deal? Seems our collective boner 4 MGMT shows no signs of abating:

A high fashion label pays homage to the hippest band we know… And now it’s MGMT’s turn, as Gucci creative director Frida Giannini dedicated her latest menswear show to the band. She sent some popsicle-colored suits down the runway, and we all swooned – though of course, playing Time To Pretend during the finale didn’t hurt either.

Does this mean MGMT might pair with Gucci officially in the future? Obviously, we’re hoping…

This review of the collection is even more effusive, check it out if you’re interested in what the Management hath wrought and appreciate fashion industry jargon:

Gucci’s press notes invoked “the new way in which youth and luxury can seamlessly coexist.” …Giannini enlisted MGMT’s “Time to Pretend” (“this is our decision to live fast and die young”) to help put her own thumbprint on the heritage of the house.

The Brooklyn duo’s florid style dictated the shape as well as the sound of the collection. The lean tailoring and the neat little leathers that Giannini loves were sneakily overtaken by a creeping jungle of tropical flora and fauna, embroidered, appliquéd, or airbrushed to spectacular effect… Although the relative restraint of black-and-white jacquard tuxes with their tone-on-tone embroidery harked back to earlier collections when Frida was finding her way, the huge amethyst-and-malachite belt buckles she showed them with were definitely picking up signals from Planet MGMT.

– Thanks to anonymous Shoutboxer for the tip.

38 thoughts on “MGMT in the Jet Set

  1. cj

    mmmm…All Caps…One Of My Favorite MC Doom Tracks.Some Of These Posts Are Crazy….MGMT Doesn’t Have Any Control Over Who’s Going To Like Them…..I Have Heard MGMG On Nascar….Does That Mean They Love Car Racing?OMG….Maybe Thats What They Meant By “Live Fast & Die Young”

  2. cj

    mmmm…All Caps…One Of My Favorite MC Doom Tracks.

    Some Of These Posts Are Crazy….MGMT Doesn’t Have Any Control Over Who’s Going To Like Them…..I Have Heard MGMG On Nascar….Does That Mean They Love Car Racing?
    OMG….Maybe Thats What They Meant By “Live Fast & Die Young”

  3. Wesleying

    Ok there’s a difference between useful criticism and inane comments like “NOBODY GIVES A SHIT”, “get off their dick”, and “this is fucking stupid”.We love criticism and debate about whatever’s posted. If you want to argue about MGMT’s credibility or selling out or whatever, that’s cool. But don’t be an anonymous tool when you don’t like something that’s posted here- we ignore annoyingly stupid comments, ESPECIALLY ones in all caps.

  4. Wesleying

    Ok there’s a difference between useful criticism and inane comments like “NOBODY GIVES A SHIT”, “get off their dick”, and “this is fucking stupid”.

    We love criticism and debate about whatever’s posted. If you want to argue about MGMT’s credibility or selling out or whatever, that’s cool. But don’t be an anonymous tool when you don’t like something that’s posted here- we ignore annoyingly stupid comments, ESPECIALLY ones in all caps.

  5. Anonymous

    STOP POSTING STUFF ABOUT GARBAGE BANDS IE. MGMT. NO ONE REALLY GIVES A SHIT. WHO CARES IF THEY WENT TO WES?

  6. Anonymous

    STOP POSTING STUFF ABOUT GARBAGE BANDS IE. MGMT. NO ONE REALLY GIVES A SHIT. WHO CARES IF THEY WENT TO WES?

  7. Anonymous

    stop throwing that word around, nobody’s hating. It’s ok to criticize. MGMT was in a Gucci ad, that’s not as cool as everyone seems to think.

  8. Anonymous

    stop throwing that word around, nobody’s hating. It’s ok to criticize. MGMT was in a Gucci ad, that’s not as cool as everyone seems to think.

  9. Anonymous

    Can’t we just be happy for people. Besides, who from WES is in the news all the fucking time? Ummm the Management! this is a wesleyan blog. it only makes sense! stop hating.pluse, come on, gucci? that’s a big fucking deal. even if you don’t like the clothes or the band, you have to acknowledge what a big fucking deal this story is. grow up. stop being jealous. stop hating.

  10. Anonymous

    Can’t we just be happy for people. Besides, who from WES is in the news all the fucking time? Ummm the Management! this is a wesleyan blog. it only makes sense! stop hating.

    pluse, come on, gucci? that’s a big fucking deal. even if you don’t like the clothes or the band, you have to acknowledge what a big fucking deal this story is.

    grow up. stop being jealous. stop hating.

  11. Anonymous

    Why the hell does the MGMT get so much attention on this blog? They’re just a band that came from Wesleyan. Big fucking deal. Like every third post doesn’t need to be about them.

  12. Anonymous

    Why the hell does the MGMT get so much attention on this blog? They’re just a band that came from Wesleyan. Big fucking deal. Like every third post doesn’t need to be about them.

  13. Anonymous

    No, it’s more than just inspiration, notice how Time to Pretend was played during the show. There is definitely a cash agreement between Gucci and MGMT now.

  14. Anonymous

    No, it’s more than just inspiration, notice how Time to Pretend was played during the show. There is definitely a cash agreement between Gucci and MGMT now.

  15. Anonymous

    as for them selling out, maybe you could say that about the converse ad, but having gucci site them as the inspiration for a new line themed young male jet set in 2008 isnt something they could agree or disagree to.

  16. Anonymous

    as for them selling out, maybe you could say that about the converse ad, but having gucci site them as the inspiration for a new line themed young male jet set in 2008 isnt something they could agree or disagree to.

  17. David

    I’m proud that MGMT is doing so well. It’s good to see the Wesleyan boys become international rock stars.

  18. David

    I’m proud that MGMT is doing so well. It’s good to see the Wesleyan boys become international rock stars.

  19. Anonymous

    oh come on people, this is an advertiser’s dream, and 12:28 is the reason why. We are a very lucrative demographic, but also hard to get at. Gucci gets it though, they know what they’re doing. Good for MGMT I guess, but it just makes me sad, like hearing Revolution in that damn Nike ad. That was over 20 years ago, and I really don’t think that art has gotten any “fresher.”

  20. Anonymous

    oh come on people, this is an advertiser’s dream, and 12:28 is the reason why. We are a very lucrative demographic, but also hard to get at. Gucci gets it though, they know what they’re doing. Good for MGMT I guess, but it just makes me sad, like hearing Revolution in that damn Nike ad. That was over 20 years ago, and I really don’t think that art has gotten any “fresher.”

  21. Anonymous

    shut up with this selling out talk haters, mgmt’s dick is where it’s at. the mixing of art and commerce can make both fresher, being poor doesn’t make an artist more noble or whatever.

  22. Anonymous

    shut up with this selling out talk haters, mgmt’s dick is where it’s at. the mixing of art and commerce can make both fresher, being poor doesn’t make an artist more noble or whatever.

  23. Anonymous

    oh please. this is huge. gucci is amazing when its like this, dont still associate it with the bags the popular girls wore in your high school. this is the vanguard of fashion and where it’s going.

  24. Anonymous

    oh please. this is huge. gucci is amazing when its like this, dont still associate it with the bags the popular girls wore in your high school. this is the vanguard of fashion and where it’s going.

  25. Anonymous

    1..2…3 and sell out! wow, that was quick, MGMT is now selling Gucci clothes. Didn’t they used to write music or something?

  26. Anonymous

    1..2…3 and sell out! wow, that was quick, MGMT is now selling Gucci clothes. Didn’t they used to write music or something?

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