people.com – 12th June 2023
By Dayna Haffenden
Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Marc Jacobs are a match made in heaven!
Harry, 77, stars in the luxury brand’s latest campaign, released late last week, bringing her rock and roll edge to the shoot. In one of the campaign shots, the singer-songwriter rocks an all-black ensemble featuring a leather jacket and black pants. The look, which was styled by Sydney Rose Thomas, was paired with sunglasses and the new St. Marc bag.
In another shot from the campaign, Harry sits on a couch wearing a black and white patterned dress. She wears the brand’s iconic Kiki platforms and black leather gloves.
“Marc Jacobs has invited the lead vocalist of the iconic band Blondie to introduce the reimagined St. Marc silhouette,” the caption on the official Marc Jacobs’ Instagram reads.
In a press release, the Marc Jacobs detailed the inspiration behind its latest campaign, in honor of the St. Marc bag.
“The St. Marc bag draws inspiration from the original bag first showcased on the fall 2016 runway and has now been modernized with new elevated details,” the statement reads. “The bag is crafted from luxurious Italian leather, including a distinctive M shape, and is crowned with our signature chain link J Marc hardware closure. This style is available in three silhouettes, including a top handle, a mini top handle, and a convertible clutch.”
Harry also posed alongside actress Ever Anderson in two complementing looks. The veteran singer wore a black turtleneck while holding a yellow St. Marc bag. Anderson, 15, rocked a black and white matching set.
In addition to Harry and Anderson, other celebrities featured in Marc Jacobs’ campaign included model Lila Moss — daughter of supermodel Kate Moss — designer Mowalola, rapper Bktherula and Destroy Lonely.
For years, Harry and Marc Jacobs have had a long-standing relationship. In February, she sat front row at the house’s New York City fashion show. Jacobs also released a Blondie-inspired collaboration in September 2011.
“We did it once before and people really loved it,” Harry said of the project to Rolling Stone. “All the benefits go to Riverkeeper, so it makes sense. Marc and I are both very involved in the downtown arts scene and try to help when we can. The opportunity came up again, so we went for it.”
She continued: “Marc found some old photos of me and laid them out how he wanted.”