Jackson was photographed by Rocco Laspata of Laspata DeCaro, at the Milk Studios in New York. The campaign, which begins in September, will span print, online and outdoor outlets. The ads will appear in Vanity Fair, W, Vogue, T Magazine and Harper's Bazaar, as well as WWD and Style.com, in addition to the international editions of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar. Blackglama will also mount a Times Square billboard at Broadway and 45th Street in September. The company has increased its marketing spend 40 percent from a year ago, but wouldn’t disclose dollar figures. Blackglama has also expanded its product line, introducing leather bags, eyewear, fragrance and fur accessories, in an effort to make it a less seasonal, more year-round brand.
A behind-the-scenes video documenting the making of the campaign will appear on the Blackglama and Jackson Web sites. Jackson flew to New York for the shoot after performing on the finale of "American Idol," where her performance shot up to number one on iTunes (which she pointed out via Twitter after the fashion shoot).
So did she get to keep the mink?
"Yes, Janet did get to keep the coat," confirmed a Blackglama spokesman, a perk for the legends of the past, who all got to keep the coats they were photographed in.
Blackglama is a clothing brand whose products are made with black mink furs. Their "Legends" campaign has featured a number of female celebrities spanning over four decades and has included Diana Ross, Sophia Loren, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Elle Macpherson, and Elizabeth Hurley.
Janet did a quick interview with Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson shortly before she performed at the Essence Music Festival on Friday. Access Hollywood has posted the video of the interview on their website:
Posted below is Janet's setlist from last night's Essence Music Festival. She took the stage last night a little after 11:30 and finished around 1:40 in the morning CST.
1. The Pleasure Principle 2. Control 3. What Have You Done For Me Lately 4. Feedback 5. You Want This 6. Alright 7. Miss You Much 8. Nothing 9. Come Back To Me 10. Let's Wait Awhile 11. Again 12. Doesn't Really Matter 13. Escapade 14. Love Will Never Do (Without You) 15. When I Think Of You 16. All For You 17. Got 'Til It's Gone 18. Call On Me 19. That's The Way Love Goes 20. I Get Lonely 21. Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun) 22. Any Time, Any Place 23. Discipline 24. Black Cat 25. If 26. Nasty 27. Rhythm Nation 28. Young Love 29. Say You Do 30. Make Me 31. Together Again