During a Louis Vuitton-hosted party in Tokyo last night, the fashion label celebrated and invited Fiona Apple to perform. The show went down at Tokyo Station Hotel, but as Fiona started her performance, the audience couldn’t keep quiet, and it quickly become a problem.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, Fiona climbed on top of her piano to tell the audience to be quiet, but the noise continued. WWD breaks down what happened next:
She then challenged everyone to be silent for the duration of a tone she created by striking a small metal bell. The performer grew even more angry when the noise in the venue continued.
Apple instructed the audience to “shut the f–k up” and uttered other expletives, both audibly and under her breath, calling the event’s attendees “rude.” She continued with her set before shouting, “Predictable! Predictable fashion, what the f–k?” as she stormed off the stage. The show was punctuated with other bizarre moments, such as when she hit her head with her microphone, did a back bend over her piano bench and stared intensely at her guitarist as if in a love-struck trance.
Appropriately—or ironically, depending on how you look at it—the Louis Vuitton party celebrated the “Timeless Muses” exhibition. The way LV’s CEO explains the exhibition: “Very often we’ve let the props be the protagonists, but it should be the other way around. The protagonists are the women who are discovering, taking risks.”