Thursday, September 17, 2009
Here's how you know the W Hotels are uber-cool: They have a global music director. Michaelangelo L’Acqua was previously the music director for Gucci and YSL and has produced fashion shows for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, John Varvatos, Jil Sander, Chanel, and Diane von Furstenberg among others. One of his first tasks is producing the seventh edition W Hotels CD.
We had the chance to chat with Michaelangelo at fashion week at the W Backstage VIP Lounge. We asked Michaelangelo for his secret to creating killer playlists. His tip: Think about your event as a movie and visualize the score to go along with it. He also suggests logging on to iTunes and checking out the "Listeners Also Bought" link on your favorite songs to find new bands and keep your playlists fresh.