Dark Beauty met up with Eve in New York to produce a magical photoshoot with an incredible list of talent on board. This is a celebration of the modern, the new the future and all things fashion forward. You may have seen her on the big screen playing a role on the epic film ‘The Fifth Element’. Who better to do this with then Eve, a true warrior who’s spirit can not be tamed. Her light shines brightly as a colorful spectrum that can be seen from beyond the stars. So Let us come together and celebrate all things Dark Beauty as we enter this special moment with fashion Icon Eve Salvail aka DJ Evalicious!
Project Manager/Interview Meikee Magnetic
Photographer H. James Hoff
Designers SXCouture and House Of CCUOCO
Stylists Lorenzo Diaz and Christopher Lee
Makeup Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen
Headpiece by Topher Adam
Where were you born?
I was born in Québec City, Canada
Could you let our readers know what it was like growing up there?
I grew up in Matane QC, Canada. It was magical to grow up there. It shaped who I am today.
Let’s start from your early career, you were one of the top fashion models of the 1990s and once crowned with the distinction of transforming the generalized concept of beauty within the fashion industry. You modeled in Japan and made the decision to shave your head and get a Chinese dragon tattooed on your scalp. Could you go into more detail on these topics?
First of all thank you so much for the beautiful compliments. It wasn’t in my plans to change “the generalized concept of beauty within the fashion industry.” I think I was just being a little bratty 20-year-old punk. At some point in the beginning of my career a woman who had survived cancer told me that I changed her view (and other’s around her). She told me that they never believed a woman without hair could be beautiful, and that I had changed that for them. This came as a surprise and an honor. I didn’t plan it, but I certainly can say that it touched me deeply.
Could you tell us about your relationship with Jean-Paul Gaultier, how did you meet, how do you inspire each other? Why do you think you were drawn together?
Jean Paul asked me to come walk for his Fashion Show in Paris. I immediately fell in love with him. He has this childlike quality and patience that makes him irresistible. I don’t know in what way I inspired him, he kept saying to me: ”You are violent and fragile at the same time.” Perhaps that is why he likes me. I must say, it has been years since my first JPG Show and he hasn’t changed a bit. He is still just as adorable and genius as 20 something years ago.
You know I have to ask you about the movie The Fifth Element and your role in the film. I’m a big fan of the movie and I know all our readers are as well. Can you tell us a story while you were on set? What impact has the movie made on your life and career?
Who isn’t a fan of The Fifth Element??? It is timeless. Luc Besson (my favorite director) did such an outstanding job and Jean Paul as well with all the costumes. They originally asked me to hold the gun with one hand, but I’m not that strong and so after trying in the practice room for over an hour I had to tell Mr. Besson that I would have to use both hands to hold the gun. He was disappointed I think, and I felt like a sissy!!!
You came out on the Tyra Banks show back in 2007, what positive advice could you give our younger readers on this topic:
There’s nothing more liberating than being true to yourself.
It’s great to see your an established DJ and working in New York as DJ Evalicious. You’ve been around the globe, met some of the most interesting people, seen places only people dream about… All this can be interpreted into your craft and reach the audience in a powerful way. What does DJing mean to you and how has it enhanced your life?
I love DJing because it’s allowed me to travel to places I never thought I’d go and because I firmly believe that music has no frontiers, nor barriers of language and culture. And I work with such a great management team at The Kagency. Karrie “made me” as a DJ.
In your opinion how do you see the future of EDM evolving, what can you predict?
EDM has become quite popular in the past 5 years. It seems like a lot of other genres of music have adopted a more Electronic sound too. I personally prefer a more “live” feel to songs, but I appreciate how fun it can be to dance to EDM.
Can we expect some musical collaborations and remixes?
So far I have not had the time to produce music. It’s a dream of mine, so I’ve got a good feeling it will happen, on some level, eventually.
Which clubs are your favorites to play and where can we experience you live?
I mainly do private events. At clubs like Cielo for different organizations; Tag Heuer, Viacom, I also love doing the CDGA awards every year in LA.
What are some negative things in our world you’d like to see changed?
OMG! The list is too long!!! Pollution, hatred, war, animal cruelty, racism…
What are some details for your next exciting adventure?
I wrote a TV Show which I describe as a “psychological game show on steroids” and for which I will be the host. Keep an eye out for that.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
It means EVERYTHING.