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Nicola Formichetti's Top 5 Music Videos

Going hell for leather, Diesel is gearing up to release a capsule collection on 1st February, designed by artistic director Nicola Formichetti. Paying tribute to the brand's legendary rock'n'roll heritage, the 11-piece collection takes literal parts from the archive and re-interprets them for today's generation of the-moment-when-music-is-fashion fans. Here, Nicola pays tribute in turn to his own musical heroes in a Top 5 music videos for i-D. Welcome to the inside of a genius mind. #DIESELTRIBUTE

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  • the smiths - the queen is dead

    Directed by Derek Jarman, this 6-minute video was released in 1986, capturing the mood of the decade on film. The namesake track of The Smiths' third studio album, The Queen is Dead, it was voted the greatest record of all time by NME last year.

  • dead can dance - the carnival is over

    Directed by Ondrej Rudavsky in 1984, The Carnival is Over is mythical magic. Caught in a web of sweet fantasy, it'll take you somewhere you've never been before, and might never come back from.

  • deee-lite - good beat

    Now that's what we call music, 1991. Good Beat was the US No.1 dance track by Deee-Lite. The video features the group's electric front woman, Lady Miss Kier. MTV played it on repeat.

  • björk - all is full of love

    Directed by Chris Cunningham in 1999, the track is the final single from Björk's album Homogenic. The video won two MTV awards for Breakthrough Video and Best Special Effects, and was nominated for a Grammy. MTV also voted it Best Music Video Ever. You can watch it today at MoMA, New York.

  • david bowie - life on mars?

    This was Bowie's fourth music video, filmed and directed by Mick Rock, backstage at Earls Court in 1973. Suit by Freddi Buretti. It's perfect.