Trans Filmmaker Lana Wachowski Is New Face Of Marc Jacobs


Co-director of ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Cloud Atlas’, Lana Wachowski, has been announced as a model for Marc Jacobs new collection.

Long time filmmaker but first time model, Lana Wachowski has been hand picked by Marc Jacobs for his Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign, along with several other “inspiring” individuals.

Seeing Wachowski, of filmmaking siblings The Wachowski’s fame, deliver an inspiring acceptance speech for the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award prompted Jacobs to enlist the 50 year-old, trans trailblazer.

“This season’s ad campaign represents a series of connected events; a visual narrative,” Jacobs wrote. “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. The spectrum of individuals photographed in our Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign represent a celebration of my America.”

“She expressed thoughts and ideas that have filled my head and heart always but had never been so eloquently captured in language that was so tangible, intelligent, poignant and full of possibility,” the designer wrote.

“I found myself referencing Lana’s words in my daily life and sharing her speech with close friends. In the days before our Spring/Summer ‘16 fashion show and through a fateful series of communications, much to my incomprehensible delight, Lana accepted an invitation to our show in New York City and thus I took her, ‘fashion show virginity’.”

Jacobs made the announcement via Instagram, along with a picture of Wachowski modelling a blue plaid dress and cardigan.


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