Missy Elliot is back on her grind, and this time there's no music involved. Instead, the hip-hop legend is the new face of Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2016 ad campaign.
The images were first spotted on Marc Jacobs's Instagram account, where he explained on each caption why he chose to work with these people. "The individuals in these photographs represent a collective embodiment of love, honesty, integrity, courage, strength, curiosity and inspiration," said Jacobs. "Together, as one story, this collection is a reminder to question and challenge normal and to continue exploring and pushing boundaries."
When it came to Missy, the designer got very in depth, explaining his appreciation for her music and its contribution to her process. "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 captioned. "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.…"
Nice work, Misdemeanor.
(Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for Kitty Purry, Inc.)
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