michèle lamy shows you how to throw a punch
Step one, observe your opponent. Step two, use your whole body. Step three...
Michèle Lamy, the French artist and muse to Rick Owens, is here to keep you at ease on a night out. She's created a three-point lesson on how to throw a punch in a beautiful instructional video for T Magazine. The tattooed style maven lays it out like so: step one, observe your opponent; step two, throw your entire body into it; step three, know your strengths.
The instructional film's backstory is intriguing: director Katya Bankowsky also created the 1999 underground documentary Shadow Boxers about the female fighter Lucia Frederica Rijker. A professional boxer and kickboxer, Lucia never lost a match in her career, and went on to influence the film Million Dollar Baby—she trained Hillary Swank for the role and had a small part herself. You can see Michèle Lamy's turn in the ring here.
Last time we saw Michèle on screen, she was fronting the FKA Twigs self-directed music video M3LL155x. While she wasn't throwing punches there, she was equally fearsome.