It was recently announced that Miley Cyrus will be the face of Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2014 campaign. She’s hit the red carpet in several of his designs since the partnership was announced (Met Ball, Night of Stars Gala, FGI Awards) and now two of the official Spring 2014 ads have been released.
Miley says that Jacobs is responsible for introducing her to the world of fashion way long ago — even before she banished the blonde wig and became the new Miley. “He kind of brought me into fashion like when I was 16, that was when I started being around him and learning from him,” she explained. “He kind of let me inspire some of his pieces.” (Hunger TV interview)
(Miley and Marc Jacobs at the FGI Awards in NYC)
Miley in Marc Jacobs at the 2013 “Night of Stars” Gala
Miley in Marc Jacobs at the 2013 Met Ball.
The whole campaign has turned into quite a controversy. Some applaud Jacobs for making such a ballsy choice — I mean edgy is his thing right? (Cause let’s be honest…his ad campaigns aren’t exactly Chanel or Dior). While others, especially his colleagues, can’t seem to identify with Jacobs’ angle of creativity. But the drama really escalated when Jacobs’ head photographer refused to shoot Miley because he disagreed with Jacobs’ choice. Nevertheless, a new photographer was found and the shoot continued. (You can read the full story here: http://www.eonline.com/news/497409/miley-cyrus-marc-jacobs-ads-photographer-refused-to-shoot-singer-get-the-scoop)
The whole thing seems a bit blown out of proportion, if you ask me. I mean it’s just a fashion campaign…it’s not like she’s a playboy model or anything… (Although, I don’t wanna speak too soon. We can never be too sure what’s next for MC now can we?)
Regardless of what your opinion (if you even have one) on the matter is, it’s just another example of Miley gaining controversial publicity and in the end getting the very thing that is propelling her career to infinity and beyond — more attention.
No matter what you’re opinion of MC is, you can’t deny that you haven’t been at least a little fascinated by her new, dare I say free-thinking, behavior. She makes us all a little uncomfortable at times, but according to her she’s having the time of her life. Smoking pot on stage at a European awards show, twerking on almost 40 year old Robin Thicke, becoming Voldemort for a day…yep, she’s livin’ free alright.
I think I finally understand what Miley (Hannah) meant when she taught each of us this age old lesson years ago:
"C’mon guys, life’s what you make it…so why not just make it rock?!"
Keep making life “rock”, Miley. We’ll just keep watching, liking, sharing, tweeting, and talking.
Until next time—
p.s. I won’t deny that I really like Bangerz. Like….really really like it. But like…that’s allowed, right?