As speculation swirled over whether sexpot singer Lana Del Rey had been named the new face of H&M, the Swedish retailer remained mum on the subject -- until now.
On Tuesday, Del Rey was officially named the global face of the brand’s fall advertising, with a second campaign planned for winter. Del Rey rocks a retro look in one the first ads, pairing a pink angora blend sweater and peach-colored pants with a bouffant hairdo. The campaign was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
“The mood is very L.A. noir,” H&M’s creative director Donald Schneider told WWD. “It’s inspired by our fall collection.”
While the H&M gig is Del Rey’s first modeling job, the 26-year-old had already piqued the fashion community’s interest over the last year. Mulberry has named a handbag in her honor, and in January, she was signed to Next modeling agency. In March, Del Rey was a Vogue cover girl.
In addition to the print ads, Del Rey also sings a cover of the 1950s hit “Blue Velvet” for a minifilm to be released on Sept. 19 via hm.com. The video will be edited for use in TV commercials across the globe.
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