Missy Elliot Models for Marc Jacobs

Missy

Marc Jacobs has released his Fall/Winter 2016 campaign, featuring acclaimed rapper Missy Elliot. Shown wearing a feather-clad bomber jacket and sporting an extreme mohawk, Missy looks right at home in the photograph shot by David Sims. The campaign also features actress Sissy Spacek (of Carrie fame), artist Genesis P-Orridge, and a slew of other male and female models.

This marks the second time this week that a hip-hop artist is featured in a high fashion campaign, following A$AP Rocky’s appearance in the Dior Homme F/W 2016 advertisement.

Check out photos from the campaign below, all via Marc Jacobs’ personal Instagram.

“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.” -@themarcjacobs • Photographed by David Sims Styled by @kegrand Casting by @bitton Hair by @guidopalau Makeup by @diane.kendal Nails by @jinsoonchoi Set design by @stefanbeckman #MJFW16

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“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.” -@themarcjacobs • Photographed by David Sims Styled by @kegrand Casting by @bitton Hair by @guidopalau Makeup by @diane.kendal Nails by @jinsoonchoi Set design by @stefanbeckman #MJFW16 A photo posted by Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs) on

“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.” -@themarcjacobs • Photographed by David Sims Styled by @kegrand Casting by @bitton Hair by @guidopalau Makeup by @diane.kendal Nails by @jinsoonchoi Set design by @stefanbeckman #MJFW16

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“John and Carlos, Youth After randomly reading a direct message via Instagram from a Jarlos420, I was immediately reminded of when John was cast for a Marc by Marc men’s fashion show some years ago. Given the timing of the message and the upcoming ad shoot, it felt instinctively right to ask if they (the, then couple) would consider being a part of our Fall ’16 ad campaign. John and Carlos agreed to be photographed together – here dressed in our Women’s Collection. This hauntingly beautiful image by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand was inspired in part by Jean Genet’s, Querelle de Brest and a nod to late legendary artists, Lou Reed and Robert Mapplethorpe.” -@themarcjacobs • Photographed by David Sims Styled by @kegrand Casting by @bitton Hair by @guidopalau Makeup by @diane.kendal Nails by @jinsoonchoi Set design by @stefanbeckman #MJFW16

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“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.” -@themarcjacobs • Photographed by David Sims Styled by @kegrand Casting by @bitton Hair by @guidopalau Makeup by @diane.kendal Nails by @jinsoonchoi Set design by @stefanbeckman #MJFW16

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