The end of the year always brings a slew of awards, best-of lists, and encapsulating accolades. Reductive, sure, but terribly fun. And if you're anything like me you've seen a slew of music videos this year and you must be dying to know which one best embraces the modernist spirit. Which one melds the frame-busing split-screen effects of the French New Wave with Girard-worthy pops of color, and a cameo from a furniture design classic, all while celebrating clean lines, Audrey Hepburn's pared-down sense of style, and the euphoric power of still really really really loving your husband? It's Beyoncé, guys. It's always Beyoncé.
December 19, 2011