Whistles Muse: Christine and the Queens


French singer, songwriter and producer Héloïse Letissier – aka Christine and the Queens – has been on our radar for some time now. Not just for her music, artistic videos and captivating dance performances, but also for her growing style credentials.

After spending time in London and befriending a group of musically gifted drag performers, Héloïse started her own musical outfit (or alter-ego) Christine and the Queens, in 2010. Describing her atmospheric blend of electro-pop as “freakpop”, Héloïse is just as likely to be found punctuating her sound with energetic dance moves inspired by German choreographer Pina Bausch on stage, as she is being announced as one of the BBC’s 100 Women of the Year.

Whilst Héloïse’s bilingual lyrics and performances often center on the notion of gender fluidity, her style can be described as a unique take on masculine dressing, executed with a distinctly feminine attitude. Aside from the occasional metallic Bowie-esque suit worn on stage, Héloïse has been cementing her status as a style muse with a wardrobe that places precedence on straight-leg trousers, crisp white collared shirts, classic Breton stripes and oversized 80s-feel trophy tailored pieces. Take style cues from Héloïse this season by investing in masculine separates and top-heavy silhouettes.