KISS Plays Dress-Up With John Varvatos For Spring Campaign

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John Varvatos is infamous for using rock stars in his campaigns, nineteen to be exact, making his recent collaboration with KISS no surprise.  Sure past collaborations included The Roots, Green Day + Alice Cooper,image

but this time, Varvatos stepped it up a notch by having a surprise performance by the band, at his fall runway show’s after-party in Milan.  Talk about a subtle way to reveal their collaboration.

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The doc-style short below, conceived by Yard + directed by David Clinch, who also shot the ads in DUMBO, premiered on johnvarvatos.com on Saturday.  

As to ‘why KISS this time around’, Stephen Niedzwiecki, founder + chief creative officer of Yard, Varvatos’ agency, told WWD, ‘KISS was known for a specific style as a band. Not only were they innovative + break through with their music at the time, they were also style icons. KISS’s sense of style not only inspired future musicians, but John and creative people of all types. And its been important that every person we’ve shot over the years represents both a breakthrough figure in the music industry +, style-wise, has created a point of view for themselves.’

(via WWD)

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