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When you're as big as Marc Jacobs, you can ask pretty much whoever you'd like to star in your ad campaigns, whether they're the models of the moment or your best friends — so why not go for broke? This time around, Jacobs asked the iconic Missy Elliott to appear in his Fall 2016 campaign, writing on Instagram, "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."
Continuing on the theme of the brand's Spring 2016 campaign, Marc Jacobs cast more of the designer's muses in its Fall 2016 ads, which are currently rolling out on social media. "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," Jacobs says on Instagram. "Together, as one story, this collection is a reminder to question and challenge normal and to continue exploring and pushing boundaries."
Echoing the somewhat spooky and unsettling vibe of the runway show, the David Sims-lensed campaign also features artist Genesis P-Orridge actress Sissy Spacek; John Tuite and Carlos Santolalla, the first gay couple to sign to a modeling agency, dressed in womenswear; and a legion of models scouted by longtime friend and stylist Katie Grand.
Not spotted in the mix: Molly Bair, which means Marc Jacobs is ignoring our petition to have the model exclusively clad in capes at all times.
UPDATE 2: The latest talent to join the campaign is none other than Annie Clark, known to us mere mortals at St. Vincent. On Instagram, the designer explains that he was introduced to her through Katie Grand and was impressed by her thoughts on queerness and sexuality. He writes: "There’s a certain maturity that’s inherent in Annie that transcends her age and while her music is a direct reflection of her intellectual curiosities and musical prowess, it was when I had the privilege of meeting Annie in person that I experienced her magnetism."
Artist and musican Kembra Pfahler is also another fresh addition. The performer, synonymous with the New York downtown scene in the 1980s, poses for Marc Jacobs as a "Fetish High Priestess."
Cara Delevingne has also joined the cast of muses, which was unveiled on Jacobs's personal Instagram on Friday. In the caption, he recalls being introduced to her for the first time through Grand, all while Delevingne was dressed in an animal-print onesie. "Every once in a blue moon I am fortunate enough to meet a model with a personality so huge it almost overshadows even the strongest of looks – the most dramatic fashion," he wrote.
UPDATE 3: Marilyn Manson continues his fashion comeback by appearing in the Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 ad campaign. Jacobs recalls meeting Manson rather fittingly on Halloween, and being blown away by his interview in the "Bowling for Columbine" documentary. "Sometimes knowing when to listen is more important than being heard, and in one sentence Manson left a stronger impression on me than his music ever had previously," he says.
UPDATE 4: As is this campaign lineup wasn't impressive enough already, the brand dropped images of Courtney Love on Sunday. In the caption, Jacobs recalls his long friendship with the "the ultimate divine mess in a dress," stretching back to his legendary grunge show at Perry Ellis, inspired by her before he had met her.
UPDATE 5: The hits keep on coming, people. On Tuesday, Jacobs dropped a sexy campaign photograph of actress Susan Sarandon on Instagram, gushing about her roles in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "The Hunger." Jacobs added: "There's an inherent seductive quality in Susan as a woman who always speaks her mind and an artist who takes risks."