Taking another step for promoting the body positive movement, Beth Ditto stars in Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2016 ad campaign alongside her wife Kristin Ogata. The Gossip rocker is one of several celebrities modeling for the brand's diverse fashion campaign, which also includes legendary entertainer Bette Midler, actress/singer Juliette Lewis, and musician Jamie Bochert. Prior to her landing a spot in the ad, Ditto walked in the Marc Jacobs NYFW runway show last year.
Taking looks straight from the spring/summer 2016 collection, the new ads have a theatrical, old Hollywood vibe to them. Ditto's sparkly sweater and tweed skirt are inspired by the colors of the American flag, which also appears on her patriotic purse. Standing next to her is Ogata in a textured jacket and black jeans. The photograph captures not only the couple's unique styles, but also their undeniably loving chemistry. "We're yin and yang, I can't explain it," Ditto said about her relationship.
With just a month into the new year, 2016 is already showing strides towards more diversity in mainstream media, whether it's in fashion or the newly released line of body positive Barbie dolls from Mattel. Of course, there is still much to do when it comes to representing all types of women, but featuring a diverse group of celebrities in a high-fashion ad shows that there's a beautiful evolution already in effect.
Check out Beth Ditto and Kristin Ogata, shot by photographer David Sims, for Marc Jacobs' spring/summer 2016 ad campaign below:
Even before starring together in the Marc Jacobs ad, Ditto and Ogata were already one of the most stylish and inspirational couples in existence. Exhibit A — their adorable wedding photo last year:
Or the time they wore matching black outfits:
And posed in a sweet close-up selfie:
I mean, these two are truly fierce women who own their individual style:
Kudos to Marc Jacobs for recognizing such badass beauties and asking them to model his latest collection.
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