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Elle posted a first look at Christian Sirano's new campaign with Samira Wiley, best known as Poussey from Netflix's hit show Orange is the New Black. It's the first time Wiley has ever worked with a designer for brand images, but she looks totally at home modeling sweeping off-the-shoulder dresses.
Beside the dramatic ballgowns, an oversize animal print coat and belted blue leopard print dress also figure prominently in Sirano's moody ads. As do tropical plants, in keeping with fashion's greenery obsession. Don't miss the tiger crouching in the corner of that last shot.
No wonder Wiley called the shoot "epic," and said every look she wore in the campaign was her favorite. "People always say 'clothes make the man,'" Wiley told Elle. "If that holds true, I'm pretty sure Christian's clothes make me fierce as hell."
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