Alexander Wang has selected Harlem rapper/aquababe Azealia Banks to represent his latest T campaign, meaning the designer places her cutting edge style among the the ranks of Santigold and Die Antwoord, who were previous faces of the campaign. That’s no small praise.
The partnership was made official with the above promotional video, which features a snippet of “Van Vogue” off Banks’ 1991 EP, as the star raps and mugs for the camera often in split-screen. The whole thing has a ’90s Calvin Klein-meets-La Bouche vibe, and we wish it were expanded into an entire music video. We’re still holding out hope: Banks and the designer go way back. They attended the 2012 Met Gala together, and Banks soundtracked Wang’s Spring campaign this year.