Alexander Wang cast his Met Gala date, rapper Azealia Banks, in the Fall 2012 campaign video for T.
cast his Met Gala date
, rapper Azealia Banks, in the Fall 2012 campaign video for T. In the Daniel Jackson-directed clip, Banks performs the song "Van Vogue" — which name checks Céline and Dolce & Gabbana
but not Alexander Wang — while wearing a variety of T garments. "She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent," Wang said in an interview
. "I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies."
Wang traditionally casts musicians in his T campaigns; in the past, he's worked with Diplo, Santigold, and Die Antwoord. This video marks the first time Banks has gone in front of the camera for Wang. Her track "212" provided the music for his Spring 2012 campaign video with Liya Kebede.
A look at Banks's performance in the video below.