French house duo Daft Punk have spoken about their decision
to wear robotic helmets. The 'Get Lucky' duo have sported the headwear since
the '90s and are very rarely caught on camera without their signature helmets.
However, they have insisted that the costume is not a gimmick, but stems from
their own desire for "sci-fi glam". "We're interested in the
line between fiction and reality, creating these fictional personas that exist
in real life," Thomas Bangalter told Rolling Stone. "Kraftwerk and
Ziggy Stardust and Kiss; people thought the helmets were marketing or
something, but for us it was sci-fi glam." Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
added: "We're not performers, we're not models – it would not be enjoyable
for humanity to see our features, but the robots are exciting to people."