Fiona Apple Bizarreness Continues with Fashion Show Walk Out
Fiona Apple, surely one of the most human musicians ever, who’s become just as famous for her temperamental stage persona, as well as her brilliant music, is at it again. This time, she’s storming out of a fashion show performance, spouting profanity and doing it with her own brand of trademark swagger.
Louis Vuitton hosted a party in Tokyo last Thursday night in celebration of its “Timeless Muses” exhibition, an event aimed at honoring six iconic ladies: Catherine Deneuve, Kate Moss, Sofia Coppola, novelist Françoise Sagan, architect Charlotte Perriand and 19th-century French Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo.
The event took place at Tokyo Station Hotel and according to Women’s Wear Daily, Fiona Apple was growing noticeably irritated by event goers’ incessant chatter and inability to concentrate on her performance. A fraction of the way into her set, Apple climbed onto her Grand piano and urged the audience to be quiet, before striking a metal ball and imploring the venue to remain silent for however long it made a noise for. Apparently, the venue did not remain silent cause next thing everybody knew Apple was both audibly and inaudibly ordering the whole audience to “shut the f–k up”, referring to attendees as “rude”.
Again, the audience did not shut the f–k up, clearly, leading Apple to declare “Predictable! Predictable fashion, what the f–k?” and storm off the stage in a feat which I can’t decide whether is brave or bizarre. Probably a bit of both.
Apparently, the whole performance was weird, with Apple hitting herself on the head with a microphone, bent backwards over her piano bench and glared lovingly/threatening at her guitarist for what everyone is calling “a really long time.”
According to Women’s Wear Daily, Louis Vuitton spokespeople have refused to comment on the whole thing, and Twitter/comment reaction does seem to be mixed so I’m afraid you’re gonna have to make your own mind up on this one.