REAL IS OVERATED. High fashion and hip-hop collide in Alexander Wang’s spring/summer ’17 campaign featuring rappers R. Kelly and Lil Yachty alongside models Anna Ewers and Lexi Boling
Rapper R. Kelly and model Lexi Boling
They are further joined by several celebrity imposters resembling Drake, Snoop Dog and Rihanna. “The campaign concept is about blurring the lines between reality and fantasy,” Wang himself explained, “to create speculation about what actually took place, versus something that was staged.” Fittingly, the campaign was conceptualized under the title “Beyond Reality” and shot by Inez and Vinoodh.
Another campaign image featuring R. Kelly and Lexi Boling
Rapper Lil Yachty (right) with the female models for the campaign