Funky by George Michael

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Fashion designer Thierry Mugler designed and created the costumes for the models in the song’s video, which shows Michael in two- to three-second appearances as a director filming a number of supermodels on the catwalk at a fictitious runway show, a concept similar to the one he used in the video for his 1990 single ‘Freedom ’90.’

The models appearing in this video were Eva Herzigova, Linda Evangelista, Nadja Auermann, Emma Sjöberg, Estelle Hallyday, Shana Zadrick, Tyra Banks and Beverly Peele. Actresses Julie Newmar and Rossy de Palma, and the performance artists Joey Arias and Lypsinka are also shown. A ‘making of’ video was also created.

The video’s concept was written by Jeff Beasley after attending a benefit fashion show held by Mugler several months before in Los Angeles. Beasley worked at Propaganda Films, the production company where David Fincher directed ‘Freedom! ’90’ — the supermodel video on which ‘Too Funky’ is based. Originally the same models from Fincher’s video were going to be used, namely Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz. Mugler decided, however, that he wanted new models and only kept Evangelista for the project.

George Michael ‘Too Funky’ by Thierry Mugler


Too Funky Director’s Cut – Thierry Mugler’s original director’s cut of George Michael’s “Too Funky” video is pretty spectacular. It differs quite a bit from the official clip, which focused on a few models strutting down a runway. Compared to the official version, this original take, directed by the fashion designer, had many more models featured (female and male) and an arguably more coherent storyline.
Producer: Jeff Beasley via Bandits, France and DNA, Los Angeles
DP: Mike Southon

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