The trio are the latest models to be unveiled by the fashion designer, who has been drip-feeding glimpses of the campaign on social media over the past few weeks. The series of portraits features a cast including rapper Missy Elliott, musician St Vincent and actress Sissy Spacek, all of whom were captured by photographer David Sims.
The shoot sees supermodel Delevingne cast in the role of “Womanchild”, sporting dramatic make-up, slicked-down finger waves and a jacket embellished with a voluminous bow. “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,” the designer explains in the accompanying caption to the image, posted on the brand’s official Instagram account. He goes on to highlight the British supermodel’s “boundless energy”, “generosity”, and “professionalism”.
He has attributed similarly lengthy tributes to each of the ad campaign’s stars. Of Marilyn Manson, whose track Beautiful People Jacobs used in his Fall 2011 runway show, he writes: “In direct contrast to the outward hideous beauty of Manson’s stage persona is his instinctive, inherent intelligence and understanding of what matters.”
And of grunge rocker Love, who appears in a low-cut evening gown, he says: “She was then and remains now, for me, the ultimate divine mess in a dress.”