“They contacted me, and I mentioned, ‘Why not?’ It’s a enjoyable factor to do,” André Leon Talley mentioned of showing in Ugg’s new campaign. The model is a “staple” in his wardrobe, he added. In actual fact, he’s usually made headlines for sporting Uggs whereas sitting entrance row at trend exhibits all through the years.
The continuing sequence — titled “Really feel” — launched final September by that includes artists Fulton Leroy Washington, often called Mr. Wash, and Sonya Sombreuil as a part of a collaboration with Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum. Ugg, a California-based firm and division of Deckers Manufacturers, is now turning to “trade icons” who share private tales of their lives and what fuels their creativity.
For Talley, trend journalist, former WWD and Vogue editor and writer of 2020’s “The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir,” creativity is sparked by his curiosity and private urge for food for information: “It’s my thirst for a way of magnificence, within the arts, literature, trend…books, films, cinema, nice administrators, nice actors, nice entertainers, nice musicians, painters, architectures, every thing.”
Within the adverts, he sports activities Ugg’s “Tasman” slipper and “Neumel” chukka (paired with a daring crimson winter coat — his favourite, he mentioned). The images had been shot in entrance of his home in White Plains, N.Y.
How does one keep inventive whereas dwelling throughout a pandemic? “One merely appears to be like for brand spanking new books or issues to learn or see on tv,” he mentioned. “I attempt to learn one thing every single day from a guide. I attempt to learn a number of books at a time.”