Marc Jacobs' eye for aesthetic has landed on The Matrix director Lana Wachowski. The transgender filmmaker is a face of Jacobs' Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign, which represents a celebration of his idea of America.
Jacobs stated on Instagram:
"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."
Wachowski is just the candidate for such a portfolio. Her stunning vision of intersectionality brought life to the film, Cloud Atlas and our favorite binge of 2015, Sense8.
Jacobs said he was first inspired by Wachowski after watching her accept the Visibility Award at the HRC Gala in 2012. He often cited her speech to friends when trying to find words for his own thoughts.
The two first met at the New York show for Jacobs' SS16 collection. He recently shared to Instagram his favorite portrait of her from the campaign, captured by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand.