Posted in music | style on December 9, 2005

Karl Lagerfeld, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Olson" Karl Lagerfeld pulled out all the stops and then some to present Chanel's latest pre-fall collection on Wednesday night. First, there was the matter of the show's location: The 57th Street flagship was shut down for two days beforehand. Then there was the carefully choreographed event itself, with nouveau folkie Devendra Banhart playing live for an audience that included Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Olsen, Diane Kruger, and more socials than you could shake a quilted bag at..... [Style.com] (thx Dan)

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Comments (25)

Devendra = Sell Out

Posted by Student of Rock | December 9, 2005 12:26 PM

The above comment is lame.

Posted by danfun | December 9, 2005 1:20 PM

i don't think he's a sell out, but i do think perhaps he's getting close to jumping the shark and the indie kids are gonna run for shelter and never speak of him again. i don't really care about indie or major labels, but i felt his last album was a bloated, often excruciatingly boring mess. the dude's in serious need of an editor.

Posted by paul | December 9, 2005 2:36 PM

I think it is great that a few years ago he was squatting in brooklyn and now he is playing a private show for Karl. As long as he is making the kind of music he wants to make and playing it for who he wants to play it to good for him. He can say no at any point he wants.

Posted by a.d. | December 9, 2005 3:35 PM

But will he? Anyone can say, "No," but a lot of artists never do.

Posted by dylan | December 9, 2005 3:58 PM

The hipster backlash against something they praised just shortly before is so adorable.

"stay within the obscure parameters of williamsburg cool please coz we'll call you a sell out if non cool start liking you too!" haha cute

Posted by wes | December 9, 2005 7:11 PM

that should have read *non-cool PEOPLE

Posted by wes | December 9, 2005 7:13 PM

What's more lame then people calling Devendra a sell-out? The people who feel the need to react to such a charge, and write the mocking email about how "he is not a sell out and the people calling him a sell out are morons." Have we not gotten past this? Have we not learned from our mistakes? Soon, the guy who calls out both will be lame and ridiculed, stay tuned...

Posted by Forte | December 10, 2005 10:56 AM

Whoa! I never claimed to be a Devendra fan, who suddenly decides it's popular to hate him. I agree with Forte that it's definately become the thing to rant against those who simply state an opinion. A thousand apologies to the Devendra fans!

Posted by Student of Rock | December 10, 2005 7:35 PM

"the dude's in serious need of an editor."

Way to quote billboard's review of Banhart's album paul.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2005 1:10 PM

way to memorize billboards review.

Posted by forte | December 11, 2005 7:51 PM

Guess who played a similar event last year? (breath is held...)

Catpower. did she sell out too, then?

Posted by coco | December 13, 2005 6:47 AM

Ok, Art Student, I'm not even a Devendra fan (his voice is grating) and your comments are still stupid. No one would complain if you simply said you disliked him or even that he sucked, but that he's a sell-out. Lame.

Posted by Mocking Music | December 18, 2005 2:30 PM

just because you aren't famous gives you no more right to listen to an artist than of a famous person. who cares. and even if devendra banhart started doing commercials for mcdonalds...then that is his choice. it is what the music means to you...you don't have to idolize the musician. he is just sharing the love man.

Posted by bianca | January 2, 2006 8:53 PM

can we talk about clothes, please? Those satin pants are so passé and that chapeau, oh my god, fucken' Karl, where's your style?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2006 8:44 AM

i recently bought devendras nino rojo album, and it is MILES ahead of his latest album...

this shouldnt be held against him though, he is still far more consistent and prolific than all those 'sell out' acts who spend more time discussing finance than creating art.

on the other hand, i feel embarrased that i own an album by a guy who allegedly(?) hangs out with LINDSEY LOHAN!!!

i doubt this could be true though, id hope that devendra transcends all that materialist-obsessed-diva bullshit. next thing we know devendra will be cosying up with paris hilton on the cover of an NW magazine!

God Forbid!

Posted by olie | January 26, 2006 2:23 AM

Devendra's connection to the fashion world isn't anything new. We must remember that his girl, Bianca, was a model. Perhaps this is how he got the Lagerfeld gig? Also, didn't he work as a "consultant" awhile back for the Gap, or is that just a Devendra-is-phony rumor?

As for him hanging with Lohan, perhaps they like to get high together. La la la...

Posted by gamelanplan | March 22, 2006 10:41 AM

Devendra's connection to the fashion world isn't anything new. We must remember that his girl, Bianca, was a model. Perhaps this is how he got the Lagerfeld gig? Also, didn't he work as a "consultant" awhile back for the Gap, or is that just a Devendra-is-phony rumor?

As for him hanging with Lohan, perhaps they like to get high together. La la la...

Posted by GamelanPlan | March 22, 2006 10:53 AM

ill never understand the glamour invovled with people like lindsay lohan, etc. it is bizzare that someone who writes music in spanish about the trouble of the people where he lived in venuzuela... suddenly wants to fit into hipster land. it seems like the loss of someone that i thought was really cool. or its possible he never really was the person his fans idealized him to be.... either way its his life to make those decisions.... either way... LLAAAMMMEEEE

Posted by evelyn | May 18, 2006 4:58 AM

Hi everyone, here's my 2 cents to our lively debate:

The guy makes good music. Everything else, in my view, is secondary and perhaps not worth getting worked up about...

Also, Lindsey Lohan is pretty hot, so I can understand why a guy would want to hang out with her!

Posted by Ned Schneebly | October 4, 2006 1:35 PM

Williamsburg is sooo last year...rich kids living like poor kids is the coolest.

Posted by Mike | October 5, 2006 10:39 AM

what`s your problem about devendra? hes music is awesome, and its nothing new that every single artist that moves in show business have his own fashion stylist. A lot of money is around this...he needs professionals by his side...but, he still been great. Hes music and his work is amazing...

Posted by sharo | August 12, 2007 12:39 PM

Devendra Banhart can do whatever he want. It's people who talk about how he sold out who are ruining the world. Every time you say his name, you boost his popularity. Pretty soon everyone will know who he is, and then what will pretentious snobs like us do?! Because clearly the more people know he exists, the worse cripple crow sounds! O GAWD.

Posted by Trolleriffic | October 19, 2007 12:36 PM

Devendra is a fucking sell out he has gone from a long haired child to a fucking mainstream indie fuck! its sad how such a magical man with such a large perspektive can sell out him self to a larger group of the new alternative mainstream bohemia.

he was real and now he is a plastic man with a lotta cash!

Posted by Gabriel Åbom | November 23, 2010 4:13 AM

Devendra is a fucking sell out he has gone from a long haired child to a fucking mainstream indie fuck! its sad how such a magical man with such a large perspektive can sell out him self to a larger group of the new alternative mainstream bohemia.

he was real and now he is a plastic man with a lotta cash!

Posted by Gabriel Åbom | November 23, 2010 9:49 AM

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