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.
You can listen here:
After the break, here’s some extras for you.
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”: