Dsquared2 has launched a new Spring 2020 campaign called ICON, shot by Mert & Marcus and starring Cher, Hailey Beiber, Mark Vanderloo, Abby Champion, Nigel Herreneauw, Tae Min Par….and did we mention Cher?
The ad campaign videos have a jazzy talent-show vibe, similar to reality shows like “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice”, with hints of the original “Star Search” television show from days of yore. Cher is presented in jeans and a simple shirt with “ICON” emblazoned across the front. DSquared2 Creative Directors Dean and Dan Caten describe the reasoning behind this choice:
“Cher is beyond an icon, she is a cultural phenomenon. Everyone knows her for her over the top glamour. For the campaign we wanted her in just jeans and sweatshirt, giving space to her inner light that needs no sparkle.”
— Dean and Dan Caten, DSquared2 Creative Directors
In the campaign’s short film, Cher proves that she’s still got the moves. The rest of the cast share their talents in a second tongue-in-cheek short film, which is amusing but in the end really just serves as the 45-second opening act for Cher. Which is of course, how it should be. Our only complaint: we want more Cher!
DSquared2 Creative Directors | Dean and Dan Caten Agency | GB65 Creative Director | Giovanni Bianco Directed by | Mert & Marcus Photography | Mert & Marcus Talents | Cher, Hailey Bieber, Abby Champion, Mark Vanderloo, Nigel Herreneauw, Tae Min Park Stylists | Marjan Malakpour, Semra Russell Hair | Anthony Turner Makeup | Isamaya Ffrench Nails | Lauren Michelle Piress Casting Directors | Piergiorgio Del Moro, Samuel Ellis Scheinman Set Designer | Thomas Petherick