Fashion

The Evolution of Daft Punk’s Face-Concealing Tactics

Fashion

The Evolution of Daft Punk’s Face-Concealing Tactics

1996 - Daft Punk blue themselves
1997 - Primative face-obscuring tactics
1997 - One of the first fully masked outings
1998 - Paying homage to their homeland
1999 - Everyday is Halloween when you're Daft Punk
2003 - Finding new ways to communicate with their audience
2005 - Daft Bros
2006 - All Black Everything - The dawn of a modern Daft Punk
2007 - Meta punks in Paper Magazine
2008 - Daft Punk's Tron-inspired encore suits
2010 - TRON Legacy
2010 - Premiere of TRON Legacy in Balenciaga
2013 - Daft Punk shot by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris
2013 - Daft Punk shot by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris
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Although Daft Punk appear to be electronic gods sent from the future to educate our unworthy civilization in the ways of music, true and pure, they were not always the glimmering, chrome-domed  animatrons you see on the cover of their new album, Random Access Memories. In a bygone era, known to many as the mid-to-late nineties, Daft Punk consisted of two inconspicuous, if nerdy, French men who barely attempted to hide their faces. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have come a long way from their identity concealing days of blue paint, halloween masks, and baguettes. Although their mask game started off weak, a steady influx of technology, imagination, and money, took Daft Punk’s headgear from makeshift to luxe. Here, an evolution in pictures