NEW YORK, NY (February 11, 2016) – Grammy-award winning vocalist and songwriter Jennifer Nettles is known for always making a fashion statement at awards shows and on red carpets. Now, the multi-faceted entertainer further showcases her love for high fashion with inclusion in Gray Graham’s Fall 2016 collection.
Vogue first unveiled the new campaign online today, profiling Nettles in four distinct looks from the collection.
Jovially describing her relationship with Graham, Nettles shares: “I met Gary the old fashioned way: I bought so many of his pieces over the years that, one day when he heard I was in the store, he had to come and meet the obsessed woman paying the rent on the place! That, and his company president had been a fan of my music over the years. She introduced me to Gary, and I invited him to come see my performance in Chicago. He did. And the rest is history. When his camp reached out with an opportunity to be a part of celebrating his F/W 2016 collection, I immediately said yes!”
The photo shoot required Nettles to let the clothes do the talking. “The shoot for this collection’s look book was so special for me. I love the emotion and theatre of Gary’s work. His artistry, in that same dark, dramatic manner, was evident in the set and in the team he chose to shoot this feature; each member an artist in his/her own field. The hardest part for me as a performer was to be intentionally invisible enough that the clothes were the focus rather than the character in them. Muting my body language was a challenge too. This was a look book and not an editorial so there isn’t a lot of movement involved. Something new for me! And, anyone who knows me, knows I love new experiences and getting out of my comfort zone. And I loved getting to be ‘The Shepherdess!’”