We’ve entered an era in the fashion landscape where inclusivity is a demand, and not the exception. This outcry for diverse representation is not just about making visible those from ethnicities often marginalised, but also sexualities, genders — the full spectrum of those who have been shunted are now taking centre stage, on platforms bigger than ever.
You see this happening at Prada, where RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni and openly genderfluid queen Violet Chachki stars in the brand’s latest Fall/Winter 2018 campaign, following in the footsteps of her predecessor, Milk, who fronted both Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs’ campaigns prior.
Over at Calvin Klein, the same ripples are affected with Raf Simon’s creation of the brand’s first signature scent in five years, with a campaign forefronting notable women both past and present, including Eartha Kitt and Lupita Nyong’o.
Read on to find out more about the latest in fashion to get up to sartorial scratch this week.
Violet Chachki becomes Marilyn Monroe for a Prada film
’80s-style drama and the glaring lights of the Las Vegas Strip set the backdrop for Prada’s new hallucinatory campaign film, Neon Dream. Shot by star photographer Willy Vanderperre, the four-minute video is a silent story of one girl’s journey into a neon rabbit hole where Violet Chacki, dressed as Marilyn Monroe, leads an army of blonde bombshells, and later transforms into a burlesque dancer that performs for Sarah Paulson and model Amanda Murphy.
Alexander McQueen goes to San Francisco for its latest campaign