Lili Reinhart Models for Stylist Ilaria Urbinati’s Starry Charity Capsule Line
The 'Riverdale' actress poses for The Mighty Company’s celestial-inspired collection.
The stars aligned for stylist Ilaria Urbinati’s latest capsule collection.
Urbinati, whose clients include Armie Hammer, Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper and Donald Glover, teamed up with luxe jacket brand The Mighty Company to design a celestial capsule collection inspired by the saying “I need space.”
Her breakup-themed capsule — for women in charge of their “own cosmic fate” — includes three jackets ($995 each) made of metallic and patent leather, released Tuesday. One-hundred percent of the profits will benefit the charity Unchained at Last, which aims to end forced and child marriage in the United States.
None other than Riverdale star Lili Reinhart modeled the silvery and starry jackets, which feature space phrases like “Lost” and “Miss Galaxy” (not that Reinhart is going through a breakup; she’s dating co-star Cole Sprouse, who plays the Jughead to her Betty).
"I was thinking a lot about the double entendre of actual space travel and the idea of needing space and at the same time feeling very lost in the void — as well as just the humor of the ol’ cliche of going through a breakup with the classic 'I just need space' line. It’s so important to find humor amidst heartbreak. That translated into weaving those concepts into the line," Urbinati told The Hollywood Reporter. She’s previously designed a women’s collection for Eddie Bauer and a ‘70s-inspired menswear line with Strong Suit.
“We realize we are very lucky to have grown up under circumstances wherein we get to make our own choices in our lives: to go after our dreams and the careers we choose, to marry or break up with the partners we choose, to make the decisions we ourselves select. So we wanted to help support and empower girls and women who don’t have that simple privilege,” Urbinati added in a statement.
Urbinati created the The Mighty Company looks with its young founder Jessie Willner, who added, “We’re seeking with this project to give back to the women it touches one thing we so easily take for granted: choice.”
Reinhart, described as “a friend of the brand,” was brought on to model in Los Angeles, surrounded by aluminum foil for a space cowgirl-themed shoot. Willner called it “a tongue-in-cheek embodiment of a wild, independent woman in a galactic setting.” Urbinati based the styling off the September 1995 Rolling Stone cover of Alicia Silverstone — just in time for the forthcoming Clueless reboot from the creators of GLOW.
“Lili was the perfect frontwoman of this because she’s this incredibly outspoken champion of women. She’s not following some set of antiquated rules that accompanies overnight success. She’s straightforward about what she believes and speaks out when she sees something wrong, demonstrating to a huge audience of young women that it’s OK to be unapologetically yourself,” Willner added.
At age 22, Reinhart frequently speaks out about mental health, body dysmorphia and her personal struggles with acne that led her to become a Dermalogica ambassador. The actress spoke at the Glamour Women of the Year summit on Nov. 11, saying, “Do not set impossible goals of meeting those fake standards. It’s unrealistic to think that your body or my body will ever look like anyone else’s. That’s not the way it’s supposed to be. We are all imperfectly beautiful."