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In Praise of Björk, the O.G. Patron Saint of Avant-Garde Designers

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Björk and fashion…is there anything left to be said? Well, yes. As we approach the end of one decade and the beginning of a new one, it seems the right time to say thank you to the Icelandic performer.

Björk’s self-presentation is wonderfully, and positively, other. The “Venus as a Boy” singer, as a scholar neatly noted, “reaches beyond the binaries.” And she does so in ways that are totally her own, whether she’s doing an airport run or performing in the form of a sea creature, as she did at the 2004 Olympics for all the world to see.

Here, an appreciation of Björk’s intergalactic style.

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