Why Respected Photographer Refused to Shoot Miley Cyrus

January 9, 2014 By:
Why Respected Photographer Refused to Shoot Miley Cyrus
Image By: Marc Jacobs

Miley Cyrus is the newest face for Marc Jacobs, a sulky, broody campaign that debuted yesterday.

For those with their nose to the runway, you may have noticed that the ad in question looked a little…different. Absent was the famed photographer Juergen Teller's touch, a style that’s become synonymous with many of Marc’s advertisements for his collections.

In an interview with WWD, Marc casually explained why the famed German fashion photographer wasn’t there to shoot Miley. “I have worked with Juergen for years and love him as an artist,” Marc said. “He just didn’t want to shoot her.” Plain, simple, and quite interesting. (Worth noting is Fashionista’s observation that the creative pair are still friendly considering Juergen just shot his diffusion label’s Marc by Marc Spring 2014 campaign.)

Regardless of Juergen’s reservations, it didn’t keep Marc from tapping Miley to rep the label. “We all just love her and her entire being, her energy, her talent, her intelligence, everything,” Marc explained. “There’s nothing I don’t like about her. She is just genuine and very natural.”