First look: Sofia Coppola joins the Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 15 campaign

First look: Sofia Coppola joins the Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 15 campaign

The director's cut

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Famed director Sofia Coppola is revealed as the new face of Marc Jacobs' celebrity-filled Autumn/Winter 15 campaign shot by photographer David Sims. Get the scoop here...

Sofia Coppola joins a long list of famous names including Cher, Willow Smith, Winona Ryder and more for Marc Jacobs' celebrity-filled campaign for Autumn/Winter 15. Shot by David Sims, the stars are captured in front of the same deep red backdrop. 

Jacobs shared the image of Coppola (pictured above) a few hours ago via Instagram (as with the other visuals from the ad campaign), explaining: 

"This next photo I am "leaking" is (along with Cher's portrait) one of my very favourites from this "album" photographed by David Sims of our Fall/Winter collections. I met Sofia Coppola just after I showed my now "credited" (by some!) 'Grunge' collection for Perry Ellis in 1992. Sofia was one of the few who recognised something special and related to what I was doing at that time. She wanted to meet me, and when we did, it was love at first sight for me! Not only was I attracted to how she looked, her sense of style, I was drawn to her manner. Her behaviour, her life, her ambitions and creativity... She represented everything I am drawn to – talent, style, creativity, a unique "vision and voice". She had then and has now an interest in fashion not as an art but rather part of the "art of living". Like good books, good music, beautiful interiors, art. She makes films that are creative and unique in their tone. While they do have a style they are not the "block buster Hollywood" type movies that adhere to a formula or an accepted commercial cast. We became great friends immediately. Over the years she has appeared in the ads we did. The first campaign was for Fall/Winter 2000. The next our first fragrance in 2001 photographed by Juergen Teller. She later would be the subject of a portrait painted by the artist Elizabeth Peyton. Sofia and I went on to collaborating for handbag collections both at our company and for Louis Vuitton (while I was there) and later sat for my final Vuitton campaign photographed by Steven Meisel. She has also directed our recent television commercial for our fragrance Daisy (equally inspired by my love for her film The Virgin Suicides). I write all of this to say, that from that point of my life and to this day, I am so deeply inspired by that time in my life. Meeting Sofia, having met and worked with Steven, the many years I collaborated with Juergen Teller, the work of David Sims and the late Corinne Day. As I write this and look at all the portraits of David's beautiful campaign, it touches me so deeply to see the profound effect this cast has on my life and work. Special thanks to Katie, David, Guido, Diane, Stefan and my team." 

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