A Style Tribute
Nico and The Velvet Underground
By Mallory Passuite
Andy Warhol introduced Nico to The Velvet Underground in 1966, and a year later they released their famous collaboration album, Nico & The Velvet Underground, memorable for the banana cover. Listen to “femme fatale” in the video below, featuring an image of Lou Reed and Nico.
It’s fate, fixed in the letters of her name, that Nico would become a musical and fashion icon, the foreign femme fatale. (Though the German, model-turned-singer’s real name is Christa Päffgen.).
She’s had short hair and brown hair, but long, blonde, straight hair with blunt bangs remains the classic Nico style. To get the rest of her look, draw on a thick line of black eyeliner, add two layers of black mascara and a matte, nude lipstick. As for clothes -- all black.
Lou deserves a special place in the hearts of SU students (and our iTunes collections); He attended SU. His style has evolved over the years, but here are the staples: square, oversized sunglasses (even indoors, even at night) and double denim.
Images courtesy of blog.melaniecrete.com, bp.blogspot.com, rocktalkrecords.com, frankpicturesgallery.com
Mallory Passuite is a regular contributor to Jerk Wear.