For the many departures from New York, for all the hasty lifeboat evacuations off Manhattan Island, Gotham still holds a special place in advertising. Few skylines throughout the world even come close to the sort to conjuring immediate recognition that New York City does. Such is its cachet, that mere association confers a standing otherwise unattainable from any other metropolis. This much and more is true for the Chloé Fall / Winter 2018 advertising campaign by Steven Meisel starring a cast of in-demand models that includes Grace Hartzel. Back in March of this year Grace featured in the runway lineup for what was Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s sophomore collection as the French luxury house’s creative director. The very codes at work for that 1970s inspired collection also find resonance in the corresponding campaign. Set against a backdrop of Manhattan, the resulting tableaux is one of great intimacy for the assembled Chloé Girls. Grace plays a central role in this sisterhood, which for an adoptive New Yorker is the all but expected. She is not here to make up the numbers, however, Grace was born to lead.

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Credits include: Client, Chloé; Campaign, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2018; Creative design, Natacha Ramsay-Levi; Photography, Steven Meisel; Art direction, M/M Paris; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Pat McGrath; Casting, Ashley Brokaw.

Grace Hartzel for Chloé Fall / Winter 2018 (Photography: Steven Meisel)

Grace Hartzel for Chloé Fall / Winter 2018 (Photography: Steven Meisel)