Girl Panic at The Savoy
London, November 01, 2011
Jonas Åkerlund directs the most talked about music video of 2011 at The Savoy – “Girl Panic” by Duran Duran starring Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova & Yasmin Le Bon
For 2 days, a crew of nearly 300 people, 5 of world’s top supermodels, 4 musicians from an iconic British band and one of the most respected video directors in the world checked in to The Savoy to film the most talked about music video of 2011 – Girl Panic by Duran Duran. The hotly anticipated results of that shoot will be released online on Tuesday 8th November in the form of an 11 minute short film.
The short film was shot by acclaimed director, Jonas Åkerlund, who has directed videos for artists including Madonna, Robbie Williams, Jennifer Lopez and most famously Lady Gaga, for whom he created the video for the song Telephone which also starred Beyonce. In the film for Girl Panic, Duran Duran are played by 5 legendary supermodels – Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon. It follows the 5 models around the hotel as they perform, are interviewed about their time in the band and party in true rock and roll style.
The film was shot in several key areas of the hotel including the hotel’s world-famous front entrance, the Lancaster Ballroom, the decadent, new Beaufort Bar and also the newly created Royal Suite – an 8 room suite that occupies almost the entire length of the 5th floor of the hotel overlooking the Thames.
“The Savoy has a long history of accommodating musicians,” comments Kiaran MacDonald, General Manager of The Savoy. “In 1965 Bob Dylan famously filmed the video for Subterranean Homesick Blues in an alley behind the hotel. But nothing compares to the scale, glamour and excitement of this Duran Duran film and we like to think that The Savoy is the 6th supermodel featured in this film.”
The film Girl Panic will be released on Tuesday 8th February and will be available to view on Duran Duran’s official website duranduran.com
For further press information on The Savoy or images, please contact:
Brett Perkins, Director of Communications, The Savoy