Daft Punk Sans Helmets

In the digital age, keeping one’s identity a secret is an exercise in futility. Just ask the intensely reclusive Martin Margiela, pics of whom began circulating practically on the day the Internet was born.


And so it is that this pic of Daft Punk is making the rounds. The French electro artists, who are currently enjoying a second week with a number-one album, are noshing on macaroons at their record label, Columbia, reportedly playing a game of champagne pong after an outdoor photo shoot in Times Square with Karlie Kloss (a music video, perhaps?) — with nary a darthy helmet in sight.

The photo, which doesn’t appear to be credited, was posted by the band The Knocks (and is by no means the first pic of the duo to emerge). One half of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, has joked that the reason for their aversion to the spotlight is because “it would not be enjoyable for humanity to see our features.” But honestly, next to Karlie Kloss, the same could be said for just about everyone.

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