May 12, 2010


Karen Elson steps into the precarious space between model and musician. Can she do it gracefully?

Karen Elson’s feet hurt. She’s on stage at New York City club Le Poisson Rouge scolding herself about the impracticality of the peach and black suede platform heels she’s wearing. The fabulous retro-style kicks were actually made in her honor by designer Tabitha Simmons. This detail comes to light because Elson banters about it to a front row patron, Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, who is just one of the fashion-world heavy hitters out tonight to see the beloved flame-haired British supermodel play songs from her debut album, The Ghost Who Walks.

Catch the rest of our interview with the model/singer in our print mag or in our digital edition, page 62.

Text by Cristina Black