The daughter of Zara co-founder Amancio Ortega, Marta Ortega Pérez, graces the Fall Fashion 2021 digital cover of WSJ. Magazine. Photographed by Steven Meisel, she wears a buttoned-up black top. For accompanying images, Marta poses for black and white portraits.
Stylist Karl Templer pairs the looks with layered bracelets. For beauty, Guido Palau works on hair with flawless makeup by Pat McGrath and nails by Jin Soon Choi. In a rare interview, Marta talks about her role at the brand, the company’s ethos, and more.
Ortega Perez says about the brand’s mission: “I think it’s important to build bridges between high fashion and high street, between the past and the present, between technology and fashion, between art and functionality. Not only a few people should be able to have access to high quality. We want all our customers to be able to [have that].”
Cover Shoot: Marta Ortega Pérez for WSJ. Magazine Fall 2021 Digital
Mario Sorrenti on Working With Zara & Ortega Pérez:
“Zara is a commercial company that sells at a certain price point, but…they weren’t, like, ‘We need to sell this garment,’” says photographer Mario Sorrenti, who started working with Zara in 2016. “Usually you have a great idea and you want to do something really spectacular but you don’t have the budget—they were not only open to great ideas but also to making those things happen.”
Sorrenti and Ortega Pérez have become friends. “It feels like you are working with a family,” he says. “It’s a family brand.”