I have written much about the significant shifts that are happening in our culture with regard to human sexuality, body image, and social roles. This series of images for the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2016 campaign are a perfect case in point about what these shifts look like, and how much they are being promoted to us by the media with increasing frequency.
What is also significant in this series of images is the designs themselves, which draw their influences not only from classically American garments like jeans, but incorporate motifs, silhouettes, and patterns gleaned from across the globe. It becomes a visual melting pot, which only supports the notion I presented that this is a deliberate comment on the reality of who comprises the population of the USA.
The models are:
Sky Ferreira, Matty Bovan, Veronika Vilim, Emily Ratajkowski, Sora Choi, Jake Levy, Shelby Hayes, Karly Loyce, Jamie Bochert, Christina Ricci, Andrea Rosen, Drew Droege, Hookerlegs, Natalie Westling, Grace Bol, Tyg Davidson, Jenny Beth Thomas, Ruby McCollister, Riley Montana, Juliette Lewis, Alek Wek, Mattia Pardini, Kiki Willems, Beth Ditto, Kristin Ogata, Moses Gurman, Oliver Burslem, Mari Agory, Sam York, Eliot Sumner, Lucie Von Alten, Issa Lish, Lexi Boling, Marjan Jonkman, Marcelo Gutierrez, Cierra Skyke, Julia Nobis, James Whiteside, Milk, Bella Hadid, Guinevere Van Seenus, Noel, Anna, and Pat Cleveland.