Ask Yourself: Why Wasn't Your Mom Chosen For This Kenzo Campaign?

When we first caught glimpse of Kenzo\'s spring 2019 campaign — shot by the supreme David LaChapelle, it should be noted — we were overcome with joy. Diversity! Smiles! Movement! This is what fashion should look like. But then, we noticed its standout star: Wendy Leon, the mother of Humberto Leon. With Carol Lim, Humberto has built the Opening Ceremony empire from the ground up and, in 2011, assumed co-creative director roles at French label Kenzo. In their latest campaign, we see a the brand\'s spring 2019 collection come to life.\"The minute [David] started to talk to us about this, it felt just exciting and it felt really like he understood the brand,\" Leon said in a press release. \"Carol and I, from the beginning, we’ve always really wanted to push any imagery or anything else that is different than all the other brands. I feel like David really got that and gave us something that was his own and felt really aligned with us.\" LaChapelle repurposed photographs from his other w