Barneys new ad campaign honors 17 extraordinary men and women, transgender individuals with diverse experiences and unique personal stories, as the faces of Barneys New York’s Spring 2014 campaign, ‘Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters’, shot in New York by Bruce Weber.
Shot by iconic photographer Bruce Weber in New York City, many were photographed and filmed surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones. By depicting these human connections, Weber was able to represent both the struggles and triumphs a trans person may face in relation to their gender identity. Barneys New York is proud to support the transgender community by telling a few of their incredible stories.
Patricia Bosworth—a longtime contributing editor at Vanity Fair and author—interviewed each model to uncover a small part of their unique and personal life story. The first-person interviews address a range of issues from bullying, discrimination and abandonment to empowerment, self-confidence and unconditional love. Read the profiles HERE.
Ines in Nina Ricci.
Peche in Edun. Ines in Sacai.
Maxie (center) in Dolce & Gabbana. Trevon and Ryley in their own clothes.
Valentijn in Giorgio Armani. Ryley (center) in Armani Collezioni, with his grandparents, Leonard and Gloria, in their own clothes.
Gisele in Cédric Charlier.
Gisele in The Row.
Katie and Arin in Ann Demeulemeester.
Ahya and Dezjorn in Balenciaga.
Ashley in his own clothes. Valentijn in Juan Carlos Obando.
Edie in J. Mendel and Manolo Blahnik. Matthew in his own clothes.
Eve in Bottega Veneta with her dad, Brad in his own clothes.
Maxie (left) in Derek Lam. May in Jil Sander.
May in Azzedine Alaia. David in his own clothes.
Peche in Marni and mother, Dorothy, in her own clothes.
Valentijn in Givenchy and her brother Floris in his own clothes.
All photos © Bruce Weber.
View Katie and Arin’s story below:
On February 11th, Barneys New York is pleased to donate 10% of all sales from its 11 flagship stores nationwide and Barneys.com to the LGBT Community Center in New York City and the National Center for Transgender Equality.