I have wanted to shoot a story inspired by one of the images burned deepest into my brain for a long time: Marlon Brando in The Wild One. Not his best movie by a long shot, but the vibe and style has always inspired me, especially the women in the picture. They are demure and ladylike, with feelings of rebellion brewing under those knee-length circle skirts, wool coats, and fitted sweaters. Badass doesn’t have to mean short. Longer hems, higher necklines, and long sleeves never had so much attitude.
Those feelings emerged on the fall 2010 runways, and in collections by Marc Jacobs and Isabel Marant, we saw that sometimes silhouette can speak louder than skin. The looks are sophisticated, chic, and sexy. Not bossy. Confident.
And they look damn good with a leather jacket.
Shopbop Style Director
Setting up the first shot. Joyriding!
This is me getting excited.
Latex never looked so daytime!
I like the way she’s ridin’…