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New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: DJ Binki Shapiro Disses Lady Gaga

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/15/2012 10:12 am Updated: 10/11/2012 5:27 pm

Next up in our Fashion Week DJ profiles is Binki Shapiro. Along with her ex-boyfriend, The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, and Los Hermanos singer/guitarist Rodrigo Amarante, Shapiro is one third of the band Little Joy. In addition to playing in the band and DJing, Shapiro has also been cited as a muse by designer Phillip Lim.

Below, she tells us what she's currently listening to, the show she would most like to DJ and more.

What is your prediction for most overplayed song during Fashion Week?
Anything by Lady Gaga.

What song should never be played at a fashion show?
Anything by Lady Gaga?

What is the best song to play at a runway show?
Donna Summer, "I Feel Love," or Abba, "Dancing Queen."

What songs are you planning to play during Fashion Week?
I think when you're hired to DJ a party you should play songs that make people forget the stresses of the day. Songs people can have a decent time to that are upbeat and unpretentious.

What is currently on your playlist?
Paul McCartney, "Let Me Roll It"
Patti Smith, "Kimberly"
John Cale, "Child's Christmas in Wales"
Melanie, "I loved Harold"
King Harvest, "Dancing In the Moonlight"
Fleetwood Mac, "Honey Hi"
Dominant Legs, "About My Girls"
Harry Nilsson, "Dayton Ohio"

What is the most played song on your iPod?
Strangely, it is probably "Cortez The Killer" by Neil Young.

What is the last song you downloaded?
Neil Young, "Walk On."

What do you wear if you are DJing a show or party?
I like to be comfortable and warm and since I walk everywhere in NY, I always like to be prepared for that. Also, should one experience a walk of shame the following morning, your 'night out' outfit should be practical enough that it doesn't call you out!

What was the first fashion show you ever went to?
3.1 Phillip Lim.

What show would you most like to DJ?
Rodarte.


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