Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has tapped yet another celebrity for his spring-summer 2015 campaign—rapper Nicki Minaj. You may remember last season that Rita Ora channeled Marilyn Monroe for the campaign. With Nicki, the direction is also retro inspired. Wearing a chic bob and billowing silhouettes, the “Only” vixen exudes 1960s imagery in the photographs lensed by Francesco Carrozzini.
“I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman. In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong counter trend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she make them as a strength,” says Roberto Cavalli about the shoot.