Actress Stacy Martin appears as a modern-day Warholian superstar in Miu Miu’s latest campaign
Adopting an aesthetic of laid back ’60s cool, actress Stacy Martin appears as a modern-day Warholian superstar in Miu Miu’s latest campaign, shot by eminent fashion photographer, Steven Meisel. Channeling multiple feminine personas in monochrome set ups, the new darling of independent cinema and star of Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, projects a quiet strength.
Whilst Meisel’s bare sets and stark lighting accentuate her effortless beauty, bold yet harmonious texture contrasts – transparent plastic, quilted nylon, brocade, knit and astrakhan – are amplified by her subtle presence. As ever, Ttere is a mysterious undercurrent to Meisel’s cinematic images. A far-off look, arms folded, legs crossed, a finger provocatively raised to the lips all nod towards this intriguing aesthetic. Darkness and light exist side by side, whilst a split-screen effect suggesting another side to the story.
In the glittering canon of rising actresses who have starred in Miu Miu’s campaigns Martin takes her place as an enigmatic storyteller. In her hands the clothes become layers in a rich narrative of multiple femininities, the glamour of Warhol and living and dressing effortlessly.
Photography: Steven Meisel
Model: Stacy Martin
Location: New York, May 12-15 2014