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Missy Elliott
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For several seasons now Marc Jacobs has forsaken the more traditional fashion campaign that primarily stars of-the-moment top models in favor of ads that feature notables from all walks of life, each with a distinct story to tell. His fall 2016 portfolio is no different and the results are once again stunning.

On Tuesday Jacobs revealed one such star of his latest campaign: the indelible Missy Elliott. “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,” he wrote on Instagram of his adoration for the rapper. He also explained that her jams continuously inspire him and his team in the studio. “It was a dream of mine to work with her and I’m happy to share this portrait by David Sims for our fall ’16 campaign.”

In addition to Elliott, the designer selected veteran actress Sissy Spacek, 66, based on her "hauntingly disturbing portrayal of the pale, fragile, strawberry girl, Carrie White, in the film, Carrie," which he first saw at age 13. "I was all-consumed and mesmerized by her ability to bring a character to life in such a way that, for me, was very profound," he explained. "The life she brings to all the characters she has portrayed as an artist is ever expanding, evolving and inspiring.​"

Other campaign stars include one-time in-real-life couple John and Carlos, who showcase pieces from the women’s collection, a group of up-and-coming young models, and British singer-songwriter Genesis P-Orridge.

“The individuals in these photographs represent a collective embodiment of love, honesty, integrity, courage, strength, curiosity, and inspiration,” Jacobs said of his inspiration for the project. “Together, as one story, this collection is a reminder to question and challenge normal and to continue exploring and pushing boundaries."

Bravo, Marc!