Old News: Happy Birthday, Thom Yorke!


Happy birthday, Thom Yorke! Friday is the Radiohead frontman’s 43rd birthday; in celebration of this momentous occasion, Interview has decided to drudge up a slightly questionable photo of Yorke and the band from our December 1993 issue. This decision is in no way related to the fact that we were very sad not to have gotten tickets for Radiohead’s two shows in New York last week. That would be petty!

“The band has been guilty of not really caring about what we looked like, but as we developed self-assurance, we discovered we could be quite flamboyant in the way we dress. And now we encourage one another. I feel freer about the way I dress now, happier about just trying things out. I’m very good at making fashion mistakes, but fashion should be about finding yourself through clothes.”

THOM YORKE, singer and guitarist for Radiohead, whose single “Creep,” from their debut album Pablo Honey (Capitol), was an unexpected radio smash last summer.

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brian, Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, and Phil Selway wear, from left to right: shirt by Yohji Yamamoto, vest by Yukio Kobayashi for Matsuda, and jeans by Gaultier Jeans; jacket by Katherine Hamnett, scarf from Alice Underground, T-shit by Diesel, pants by Henry Duarte, and shoes by Gianni Versace; T-shirt by Dolce & Gabbana, jeans by Diesel, shoes by Harley Davidson, and sunglasses by Christian Roth for Optical Affairs; blazer by Helmut Lang, shirt by Versus by Gianni Versace, jeans by Levi’s, and shoes by Joseph Fenestrier; pullover by Yukio Kobayashi for Matsuda, T-shirt by Gap, jeans by Guess? Men, sneakers by Yohji Yamamoto.