Missy Elliott is starring in Marc Jacobs Fall/winter 2016 Ad campaign and Marc Jacobs has a lot to say about choosing her alongside others.
Jacobs took to Instagram to reveal the news, disclosing “From the moment I heard,‘The Rain,’ back in 1997, I was entranced by the genius rhythms and brilliant rhymes of Missy Elliott.”
He stated, “Missy’s music has kept me and my design team happily energized through countless weekdays, weeknights and weekends during those long hours of sketching, fitting, styling and doing looks.”
Marc Jacobs went on to say Missy’s “visually pulsating and wildly cartoon-like music videos” she made in collaboration with Hype Williams as a source of never-ending inspiration. “I am in continued awe of Missy’s ability to push the boundaries of the style of music both to the eye and to the ear. It was a dream of mine to work with her and I’m happy to share this portrait by David Sims for our Fall ’16 campaign.”
MISSY, Supa Dupa Fly From the moment I heard, The Rain, back in 1997, I was entranced by the genius rhythms and brilliant rhymes of Missy Elliott. Missy’s music has kept me and my design team happily energized through countless weekdays, weeknights and weekends during those long hours of sketching, fitting, styling and doing looks. In addition to the boundless energy of her music are the visually pulsating and wildly cartoon-like music videos she made in collaboration with the talented and visionary, Hype Williams. I am in continued awe of Missy’s ability to push the boundaries of the style of music both to the eye and to the ear. It was a dream of mine to work with her and I'm happy to share this portrait by David Sims for our Fall '16 campaign.
Missy Elliott isn’t the only one giving Marc Jacob Inspiration. The campaign was alongside 66 year old American actress and singer, Sissy Spacek. The campaign is a continuation of the brand’s portrait series from their Spring 2015 ad campaigns which featured other celebrities like Cher, Kendal Jenner and Miley Cyrus in Spring 2014.
SISSY, Gentle Heroine I was thirteen years old when I first saw Sissy Spacek’s hauntingly disturbing portrayal of the pale, fragile, strawberry girl, Carrie White, in the film, Carrie. I was all-consumed and mesmerized by her ability to bring a character to life in such a way that, for me, was very profound. Sissy’s character (that type of girl) is a reoccurring artistic reference in my work. The life she brings to all the characters she has portrayed as an artist is ever expanding, evolving and inspiring. I am so pleased to share this stunning portrait of Sissy by David Sims for our Fall '16 ad campaign.
The Girls, Beauty Each season Anita Bitton and Katie Grand see hundreds of models during the casting process for the fashion show. And with each season, there is always a group of young women who seem to effortlessly breathe a unique quality of life into the clothes, as if born from the original sketch on paper. These women literally inspire us to dress them and tell the story of the season as it carries from the fashion show to the studio. The seductiveness, arresting beauty and poignancy in this photograph by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand is forever a reminder of all that came to life during the creation of the Fall ’16 collection.
In a continuing series of portraits for our Fall 2016 ad campaign, the individuals in these photographs represent a collective embodiment of love, honesty, integrity, courage, strength, curiosity and inspiration. Together, as one story, this collection is a reminder to question and challenge normal and to continue exploring and pushing boundaries. To quote Lana Wachowski, “I am suspicious of everything connected to that word [normal]. It is, to my thinking, a politically correct euphemism for obedience and conformity.” GENESIS P-ORRIDGE, Unconditional Love Through music, poetry and art, Genesis continues to explore, shape shift and define what it means to give love, be loved and live love. For me, Genesis is a sort of come-to-life definition of realness and authenticity and how being lost in an experience or new idea can result in growth and evolution. @pandrogyne Photographed by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand.
Images: Instagram via Marc Jacobs