Lana Wachowski devient l’égérie de Marc Jacobs

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La co-réalisatrice de «Sense8» Lana Wachowski est un des visages de la nouvelle collection de Marc Jacobs.

C’est sur Instagram que Marc Jacobs a annoncé que la réalisatrice Lana Wachowski sera l’un des visages de sa collection printemps/été 2016. Le couturier a voulu représenter une célébration de « son Amérique » avec une galerie de personnalités qui selon lui « incarnent collectivement l’esprit et la beauté de l’égalité. ». D’autres photos seront révélées dans les semaines à venir.

This season’s ad campaign represents a series of connected events ; a visual narrative. It is a personal diary of people who have and continue to inspire me and open my mind to different ways of seeing and thinking. The spectrum of individuals photographed in our Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign represent a celebration of my America. In collaboration with photographer David Sims and stylist Katie Grand, the people featured in our campaign personify this collection of fashion through their individuality. Collectively, they embody and celebrate the spirit and beauty of equality. It is with an overwhelmingly full heart that I share this first portrait of our Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign. Lana Wachowski. I was first introduced to Lana via YouTube in December 2012. The speech Lana gave to accept the Human Rights Campaign, Visibility Award, (October 20, 2012) was utterly profound in its script and her articulate, brilliant and timeless delivery. She expressed thoughts and ideas that have filled my head and heart always but had never been so eloquently captured in language that was so tangible, intelligent, poignant and full of possibility. I found myself referencing Lana’s words in my daily life and sharing her speech with close friends. In the days before our Spring/Summer ‘16 fashion show and through a fateful series of communications, much to my incomprehensible delight, Lana accepted an invitation to our show in New York City and thus I took her, “fashion show virginity.” Lana’s ineffable beauty captured by David in this portrait reminds me of the personal sentiment she shared with me about, “learning you can make important friends at anytime in your life.”

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Marc Jacobs raconte avoir été marqué par le discours qu’avait prononcé la réalisatrice de Matrix, Cloud Atlas ou plus récemment l’excellente série Sense8, lorsqu’elle avait reçu le Visibility Award de l’organisation Human Rights Campaign en 2012. Elle y avait évoqué avec beaucoup d’humour sa transition et la manière dont elle avait abordé la médiatisation de son coming-out.

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