KENDALL, Supermodel I will always remember the first time I met Kendall during castings for our Fall 2014 fashion show. Katie Grand invited her to come by the studio for a brief introduction before she was photographed for the model boards. At the time, I knew very little about Kendall… As history now has it, her very first fashion show was for Marc Jacobs Fall 2014. Kendall has since been a part of every show along with being featured in our Spring ’15 ad campaign (also shot by David Sims). It goes without saying that Kendall has gone on to establish an incredible career for herself and every bit of it is a testament to her hard work, passion and desire. During castings for Fall ’16, due to the enormous height of the boots we designed, we had to make certain that each girl was able to walk (and walk safely). Kendall slid those boots on and walked around the studio as if she was in a pair of running shoes: statuesque, confident and just as enthusiastic and excited to be doing the show as if it was her first one. For me, it is the ability of a model to effortlessly transform into a look and character that makes her so appealing and inspiring. Photographed by David Sims for our Fall ’16 ad as a Goth Goddess is the sweet, kind and ultimate professional, Kendall Jenner.
Oh, my goth! Though summer has only just begun, Marc Jacobs is slowly unveiling the stars of his fall 2016 campaign on Instagram. The designer, 53, tapped a variety of tastemakers, musicians and actors including Missy Elliott, Sissy Spacek, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner to model his intricate designs in a series of photos shot by David Sims.
The latest announcement features Jenner, 20, who he labels a supermodel. The Estee Lauder ambassador, whose first fashion show was a Marc Jacobs one, gave Bellatrix Lestrange vibes with her wild, curly hair and heavy eye makeup. She also rocked some serious shoes. “During castings for Fall ’16, due to the enormous height of the boots we designed, we had to make certain that each girl was able to walk (and walk safely),” Jacobs wrote on June 22. “Kendall slid those boots on and walked around the studio as if she was in a pair of running shoes.”
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star joins a wide range of celebs who were picked for specific reasons. “The individuals in these photographs represent a collective embodiment of love, honesty, integrity, courage, strength, curiosity and inspiration,” Jacobs wrote in a June 13 Instagram when he debuted his first image, a portrait of English musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. “Together, as one story, this collection is a reminder to question and challenge normal and to continue exploring and pushing boundaries.”
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.
He revealed that Elliott, who donned a Canada Goose puffer jacket with feathers reminiscent of her 1997 “The Rain” video, creates tunes that provide motivation while he works. “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,” he explained on June 14. And Spacek, resplendent in a luxurious fur-collared coat, gave a performance in 1976’s Carrie that left him mesmerized as a 13-year-old.
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.
He showed love to today’s talents too. Delevingne, in a pinstriped suit and Mary Jane shoes with insanely high platform heels, is “a model with a personality so huge it almost overshadows even the strongest of looks” in Jacobs’ eyes.
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