Fashion, etc., one of the most interesting fashion news blogs, caught my attention with this feature. I have always been a huge James Dean fan and even before I knew what this article was about, I got blown away by Deyn – Dean – is there a pun intended?? James Franco (as James Dean) photographing Agyness Deyn (who sounds like Dean)?!?
James Franco, the man of many occupations (actor, student, artist, Oscar host, and writer among them), has just added another to his resume: photographer. Elle magazine has tapped Franco to shoot a fashion story for the magazine’s July issue, starring another slashie: model/musician/actress Agyness Deyn. The supermodel channels the similarly named James Dean — and appropriately enough, Dean earned Franco his first Golden Globe when the actor played him in a 2001 biopic–for the spread, which was photographed in L.A. and inspired by Rebel Without a Cause. Deyn, in slicked-back hair and vintage shades, sports a white tee and jeans in most of the shots–though some see her in a very Dean-worthy Rebecca Minkoff moto jacket or a silk Jenni Kayne button-down shirt.
Confused by all these Jameses and Deans and Deyns? Don’t worry. Check out the slide show and enjoy.