Daft Punk at John Lautner's Goldstein Residence in LA | Yellowtrace.

Daft Punk at John Lautner's Goldstein Residence in LA | Yellowtrace.

Daft Punk at John Lautner's Goldstein Residence in LA | Yellowtrace.

Daft Punk at John Lautner's Goldstein Residence in LA | Yellowtrace.

 

Perhaps you are tragic music buff who set their alarm as a reminder to tune it at the exact time Daft Punk’s latest and highly anticipated album was being streamed last week (guilty). On the other hand, you may have forgotten about it all together but you still really love carving up the dance floor to some solid French electro. Or maybe you’re just staring blankly without actually knowing who Daft Punk is? Let’s face it – the last option is highly unlikely given that you are a reader of Yellowtrace, and we all know only the most clued-in, intelligent, astute, not to mention ridiculously good-looking people constitute this irresistibly sexy crowd.

 

Daft Punk at John Lautner's Goldstein Residence in LA | Yellowtrace.

Daft Punk at John Lautner's Goldstein Residence in LA | Yellowtrace.

 

Alas, this it not a music blog, so we shall leave Daft Punk’s brand new album “Random Access Memories” alone, while I draw your attention to something else. I’m talking about their recent slick photo shoot set in a famous modernist house in Los Angeles - Sheats Goldstein Residence, designed by celebrated American modernist architect John Lautner. There is an interesting parallel between the music of Daft Punk which utilises the most cutting edge technology to produce their songs (even though the current album may draw on the past, the disco and the 7os vibe). Similarly, Lautner’s famous building here is an example of the most cutting edge materials and technologies of it’s time. Although ultimately, neither of these two – the elusive French DJ duo nor the celebrated modernist Architect – are bound by time and space…

 

Daft Punk at John Lautner's Goldstein Residence in LA | Yellowtrace.

Daft Punk at John Lautner's Goldstein Residence in LA | Yellowtrace.

 

May I also bring your attention to Daft Punk’s outrageously awesome outfits in these shots? Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter wear custom tuxedos designed by their long term friend and collaborator Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. Off the chart Frenchie awesomeness right there. Anyway, if you are so inclined, you can read a Sky Ferreira interview with Daft Punk for CR Fashion Book right here. You can also visit their website to find out more about their new album.

And just beacuse these images are too awesome be shown at 640pixels wide, you can view them larger via the gallery below. H.O.T!

 

 


[Photography by Mathieu César, courtesy of CR Fashion Book with thanks.]

 

8 Responses

  1. Sara L

    Oh those boots! They’re awesome! I love Daft Punk and their ability to re-evolve and inspire a new generation is incredibly cool. Full marks to Daft Punk (and of course Yellowtrace for this fabulous piece)!

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    • Dana Tomić Hughes
      yellowtrace

      Oh the boots, THE BOOTS! I’m so glad you mentioned them. These robots are so cool, they’re giving me a headache!

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  2. Jane Catania

    l.o.v.e the tag #visualecstasy . . . what else is there to say? xx

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