Marc Jacobs has made a statement with his latest ad. The photo is a waist-down shot of two models with long legs — and one has the skin condition vitiligo.
IT Cosmetics co-founder praised Gap Kids for using an 11-year-old model with vitiligo. Jamie Kern Lima, the co-founder and CEO of IT Cosmetics, recently went on Facebook to share her enthusiasm about the young model whom Gap chose to feature in its latest line of children’s clothing. According to an interview with the young model’s mother in 2015, April was diagnosed with vitiligo — a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body due to a lack of melanin, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases — at the age of 6.
In contrast to his usual #NYFW spectacles, Marc Jacobs’s show at NYC's Park Avenue Armory was so minimalist many attendees didn't even realize when it started. Guests included Frances Bean Cobain (the face of Marc Jacobs's Spring 2017 campaign), Katy Perry, Zosia Mamet, Lil Kim, Mandy Moore, Lottie Moss, and Amanda Peet.