The designer, musician and muse on her band LAVASCAR, plus Miami’s Trina ahead of her RBMF LA event.
The artist Michéle Lamy has been described as one of the last true eccentrics in fashion. A nonconformist to her core, Lamy’s natural habitat is in the counterculture; she first gained notoriety in Los Angeles in the ‘90’s with her avant-garde performances at her cabaret/restaurants Café des Artistes and Les Deux Cafés, alongside the city’s weirdest and wildest. Back in Paris since 2003 with her creative collaborator and husband, fashion freak Rick Owens, Lamy has become a go-to for some of the music world’s most adventurous spirits, including Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and FKA Twigs. Today Lamy calls in from Paris to speak with Vivian about her band’s newest album, the poetry of Langston Hughes, a jaw-dropping debut at Berghain with Christeene, the music that’s shaped her life and so much more. Later in the show Vivian talks to Miami’s queen provocateur Trina, who has blazed trails with her boundary-pushing club anthems, alongside frequent collaborator Trick Daddy. Her unapologetic female sexuality and sometimes raunchy lyrics have laid the groundwork for her likeminded successors, earning her the self-proclaimed title, “da baddest bitch.” Vivian speaks with the prolific icon about her legacy, and what to expect from her special Valentine’s Day show — with fellow straight-shooting MCs CupcakKe and Junglepussy — at this month’s Red Bull Music Festival LA.