Quoted: Kim Gordon Doesn’t Really Consider Herself a Musician

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Published September 7, 2010

 

Kim Gordon is nothing if not multitalented. Over the years, the Sonic Youth frontwoman has tried her hand at writing, criticism, visual art, acting, curating, and modeling. And, come this year’s Fashion’s Night Out, the style icon will debut her collaboration with MaxMara’s Sportmax, at part of their Carte Blanche collection. The first incarnation of the project, which took place in 2009, featured the designs of Purple‘s Christophe Brunnquell. Gordon’s take on the series, which invites an artist of international renown to have “full powers, [and] complete freedom of initiative” over the design process, will feature three limited edition pieces: a dress, a tunic, and a t-shirt, each done in a palette of blues blacks and grays. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Gordon explained that while she “can’t really afford [Sportmax’s] stuff,” she was drawn to the label because, “They have a longstanding fashion reputation. Their fabrics are beautiful and they make great coats. They’re also interested in art.” Fitting, as the rock star seems to have come to prefer the label of “artist” over the others she has carried: “I don’t really even consider myself a musician,” she explained.