Marc Jacobs recently took to Instagram to announce the stars of his namesake brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 ad campaign. Missy Elliott joins Genesis P-Orridge, Sissy Spacek, and several models including Grace Bol, Ally Ertel, and Binx Walton.
Jacobs also posted a heartfelt message to Elliott, praising her music and artistry.
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.
The brand also shared this beautiful behind-the-scenes snap.