Even if you’ve never heard her name—yet you still pick up a glossy rock mag every so often—you’ve seen her work. Christian Joy, designer for Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O (and recently of the Klaxons), is now the subject of an upcoming documentary all about the spandex-loving Queen of Rock Sewing Machine. Well, she’s at least a runner-up for the regal position.
The documentary was shot by Rhett Wade-Ferrell of artist collective Moop Jaw; other members of the group are Warran Wright, Antuong Nguyen, and Ryan Frazer. Wade-Ferrell tells Pedestrian.tv that the collective is also “developing a collaboration with Christian Joy for a series of art films in which she will do all of the art direction so its going to be pretty mental to see her costume ideas translate into an entire world.”
I’m not surprised that Joy is planning to dabble more in the world of film: check out her Where the Wild Things Are costume collection.
Speaking of pretty mental stuff and interesting costume ideas, Moop Jaw’s Antuong Nguyen recently directed a video for Peaches’ “Mommy Complex” to be released by the end of 2009. Wade-Ferrell: “He basically set up a scene where she was able to run amok and she just looked AMAZING! A Madonna for the underground.”
Check out a still from the Christian Joy documentary and more from Pedestrian.tv’s awesome interview with Wade-Ferrell here.