When I reach Annie Clark, the 33-year-old musician who plays under the name St.
Vincent, she's in a hotel room in Toronto, nestled in bed even though it's 4 P. "I'm…visiting Cara for her birthday," she explains in the halting manner of someone who isn't quite sure what she wants to reveal.
Leading up to its release, Clark dyed her curly brown hair a dusty gray, giving her pale, fairy-like features a slightly alien edge that complemented her music's otherworldly quality.
With her long, angular, Tim Burton–esque silhouette and moon-size eyes, she's an ideal vehicle for fashion's more abstract creations. I like structure and form and color, and all those things coalesce into wearable art," she says.
"But I'm not, like, worshipful with the cult of wealth aspirations." Clark defines herself as more of an equal opportunist when it comes to inventive outfits.