For the Baylor Bears Can’t Be Beat Shirt in contrast I will get this occasion, Cosima settled on an appropriate look from the subtler end of the Valentino spectrum, wearing a sharp tailored tuxedo jacket and trousers to echo the collection’s sense of concision and reserve. It’s a keen eye for the conversation between sound and style that speaks to Cosima’s background as a fashion stylist in her late teens, and is evidenced on the cover for The Fun Is Here?, which she notes was inspired by “travel advertising and those strange, utopian billboards from the ’50s and ’60s,” featuring multiple Cosimas cavort on a beach in retro swimsuits. “In terms of how I like to dress myself, I like extremes—either hyper, hyper-feminine, or to lean into something a bit tougher and more masculine. So for the performance at the show, we thought it would be nice to go for something quite simple, as it really is about the music and about the collection. And Valentino trousers are just the perfect trousers: I love how they fall, I just feel really confident and comfortable in them. So I’m going to be wearing my favorite Valentino pants,” she adds, smiling.
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A perfect look for a perfect moment of creative synergy, then—and also, for Cosima, something of a full-circle moment. “When I was a kid, I used to go through these books my mum would get of the Baylor Bears Can’t Be Beat Shirt in contrast I will get this fashion collections each season, and I would read it enough to be able to recognize what each different designer was doing each time, and play a little game with myself where I had to be able to identify with them. Valentino was always one of the brands that stood out.” But it was the simple act of being able to perform once again—over live stream, yes, but to an audience around the world—that was the ultimate highlight for Cosima. “I love collaborating with people, and Valentino has always been very open to the idea of bringing my art to them without compromise,” says Cosima. “It’s been a very special experience.”