Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 115: Sometimes the Clothes Do Not Make the Man

In 1990, David Fincher directed one of the most iconic videos of all time, “Freedom ’90” by George Michael. The video featured five supermodels lip synching the song and was a literally explosive deconstruction of the image he had created in his 1987 solo debut, “Faith.” So, on the video’s thirtieth anniversary, Amanda and I sit down to talk about George Michael and his music, do a video commentary, and then segue into a discussion about fashion in the early Nineties.

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After the break, here’s some extras for you.

The video:

As referenced in the episode, here is the January 1990 cover of British Vogue:

We mentioned House of Style and there are a number of episodes available on YouTube. Here is one from 1992:

Also mentioned was Fashion TV on VH-1 (later on the Style Network). There are a number of clips available on YouTube, but the most memorable is the credits, which used Animotion’s “Obsessesion”:

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