Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, aka Daft Punk, pose for a portrait in their signature robot helmets to promote what would turn out to be their final album, “Random Access Memories” in 2013. Photo: AP
Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, aka Daft Punk, pose for a portrait in their signature robot helmets to promote what would turn out to be their final album, “Random Access Memories” in 2013. Photo: AP

Daft Punk’s fashion legacy: how the duo’s robot helmets used anonymity, style and technology to achieve global stardom on their own terms

  • When Daft Punk announced their break up last month, it sparked an outpouring of nostalgic tributes not just for their music, but their visual aesthetic
  • From their sharp, Hedi Slimane-styled YSL tuxedos to their robot helmets, the duo created their iconic look in a bid for anonymity – and to make a point

Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, aka Daft Punk, pose for a portrait in their signature robot helmets to promote what would turn out to be their final album, “Random Access Memories” in 2013. Photo: AP
Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, aka Daft Punk, pose for a portrait in their signature robot helmets to promote what would turn out to be their final album, “Random Access Memories” in 2013. Photo: AP
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