Björk Week: Watch Elton John Read America To Filth Over Swan Dress

America just can’t stop disappointing Elton John. America gave Madonna a Golden Globe for a song he publicly loathed, and broadcasted his contempt live to the world for generations to witness. And you’d think America would have known better.

America just can’t stop disappointing Elton John. America gave Madonna a Golden Globe for a song he publicly loathed, and broadcasted his contempt live to the world for generations to witness:

And you’d think America would have known better by the time the 2012 Golden Globes had rolled along, considering America was on very thin ice with Sir Elton since that time eleven years before when the entire press block Regina-George’d the wonderfully weird outfit Björk wore to the Oscars. For by 2001 Björk had discovered that her spirit animal was the swan, and enrolled Macedonian fashion designer Marjan Pejoski to dress her accordingly.

I get this. You’ve got to respect your spirit animal. And that is why, should I ever be invited to perform at the Oscars, I will be dressed as a miniature wire-haired dachshund.

But Fashion America was not feeling it and proceeded to  rip Björk a new asshole react negatively to The Swan Dress like a gaggle of provincial fools, because God forbid one should ever wear something conceptual or meaningful or experimental beyond testing the endurance of double-sided tape.

And that displeased Sir Elton beyond measure.

At the 38 minute mark, carefully pre-selected for your confort:

“I have always loved the way she dresses. I mean, to me, it enraged me when all those stupid idiots in america who have no taste whatsoever, and no idea of dress sense, i mean all those actresses wear the –they all looked the same, and bjork comes as entirely herself and has — you know, they don’t have any irony in america, and the humour in that outfit. and i just thought she looked fantastic, and of course she got panned because the americans, you know — the land of ralph lauren, what can we say?”

America, stop disappointing Sir Elton.

Winter Portraiture 

A wee sample of this winter’s photoshoots — for a culinary blog, a CD cover, a book jacket… and for the wonderful kick I get out of photographing beautiful people of all sorts.