Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers have collaborated on an updated take on Chic‘s 1978 hit “I Want Your Love,” which was then retrofitted to serve as the soundtrack for designer Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. In the Nick Knight-directed video to accompany the Chic cover, models dance down the runway like it was a Soul Train dance line, with Gaga herself showing up to showcase some of Ford’s skimpier designs.
“Love you Tom, love you Nick. love you Nile. Beautiful day filming w/ 3 talented, brilliant, & CHIC gentlemen. #TomFord,” Gaga tweeted after the “I Want Your Love” video dropped on Tom Ford’s official site. For the cover, Ford first asked Rodgers to update his C’est Chic disco funk classic and then recruited Gaga to provide vocals on the track.
“Instead of having a traditional show this season, I wanted to think about how to present a collection in a cinematic way that was designed from its inception to be presented online,” Ford said in a statement. “I have always loved Soul Train which used to be on TV in the Seventies; as it was as much about the clothes as the music, I asked Nile Rodgers to collaborate on a new version of one of his great hits from that time, ‘I Want Your Love,’ and worked with Gaga to record the vocals. I then staged a full show in Los Angeles and filmed it with Gaga on the runway.”
Gaga will next be seen on the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Hotel. which premieres October 7th on FX.