Going Platinum: Kim Gordon

Going Platinum: Kim Gordon

For our platinum birthday, we give the gift of girlpower with six standouts from our 20 years of sonic discovery.

For our platinum birthday, we give the gift of girlpower with six standouts from our 20 years of sonic discovery.

Photography: Ryan Mcginley

Styling: Angelo Desanto

Text: Devin Barrett

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Fine china is the norm, but for V's platinum birthday, we give the gift of girl power. In our week-long series "Going Platinum" we highlight six standouts form our 20 years of sonic discovery. To conclude this installment, the divine Kim Gordon speaks to V about her new album and the importance of tapping into one's strengths.

"I've always been kind of skeptical of working with producers or the idea of constructing a song. But, that's how hip-hop is constructed—it's not really made by a band. It's almost like collaging. [For this new album], I wasn't actually self-conscious about mixing genres. I tried to use the things that I feel like are my strengths—rhythm, schisms of space, and lyrics."

Ryan McGinley
Ryan McGinley
Ryan McGinley
Credits: Kim wears dress Emporio Armani, necklace Bulgari, shoes Giuseppe Zanotti, Earring and ring her own

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