STACY MARTIN WILL BE THE FACE OF THE FIRST MIU MIU FRAGRANCE
This September Coty will unveil Miu Miu’s first fragrance for women and today the company announced French-English actor Stacy Martin will be its face.
Martin is an uncommon talent, an actor who in her nascent career has established an early reputation for risky, unconventional roles and compelling screen presence. Her lead performance in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac (2014) was one of the most remarkable, and notorious, of the year. Four additional films are forthcoming including director Nicolas Saada’s Taj Mahal, and The Childhood of a Leader, in which she co-stars with Robert Pattinson and Berenice Bejo. This Spring Martin will attend the 68TH Cannes Film Festival to present her latest release Tale of Tales directed by Matteo Garrone.
Miuccia Prada, the visionary designer of Miu Miu, is renowned for her aversion to convention, a tradition of upsetting expectation, and an uncommon intelligence. Martin’s artistic rigor and iconoclastic spirit align perfectly with the woman Prada envisions for the brand: at once refined and rebellious, but above all, fearless. That’s the image photographer Steven Meisel captured in the Miu Miu 2014 fall/winter campaign, in which she played the starring role: young, sophisticated and graceful with a thinly-veiled dark presence lurking just below the surface. Martin is Miu Miu personified.
Martin’s subtle acting skill is evident in the campaign. She is able, in a single image, to project a unique, defiant intelligence. Speaking of the inaugural photo session, Martin remarked: “The shoot was like no other thanks to Steven Meisel’s incredible sensitivity and talent. I’m so honoured to be the face of the first Miu Miu fragrance. Working with Miu Miu is almost like working with family.” Paired again with Meisel, Martin will be featured in a global print campaign for the new fragrance,