n°82/ Who's That Girl?

August 2013


by Nathalie Azoulai


Lagerfeld declared her " a timeless icon of elegance" but the thing is: is Tilda Swinton an icon? She’s a screen chameleon whose Bowie-esque androgyny has always given her a certain exotic glamour. Her transforming skills make her an tempting prey for artists, advertisers, fashion designers. She can wether be a woman or a man, a robot or an android, a blond, a red-head or a brunette. A lesbian looking seducer or a romantic pre-Raphaelite fiancee. With her ethereal face and angelic figure, she inspires many creators as a muse-not an icon-would do, without being anyone, just a breath in the air…But artists should be cautious though because such a multi-muse could run dry.

 Tilda Swinton