Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 Ad Campaign

Posted on January 09, 2014

Miley’s massive image shift continues to pay off for her, which is exactly why she went through it, after all.

Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 Ad Campaign shot by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand.


She’s obviously no model, and her bad girl image can’t be anything but laughable in our eyes, but this actually looks pretty good.




[Photo Credit: David Sims for Marc Jacobs]

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  • Paigealicious

    Whatever the “story” of this image is…it’s weird. Is that girl next to Miley dead? Is the girl in the background the killer? I’m more interested in what’s going on than what they’re wearing.

    • boweryboy

      I’m getting a River’s Edge vibe to it, and Miley is Crispin Glover’s character.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        She is your density.

      • zenobar

        What do you think this car runs on, God’s own methane?

      • Heather

        “You just want to f*** my mom and eat our food!”

        • MsMajestyk


    • zelavie

      That’s exactly what I thought – the girl in the background killed the one on the ground, and Miley is all distraught. But I don’t think she’s necessarily upset that the girl is dead. I think she’s upset that she didn’t get to be the one who killed her.

      Also, if you can’t see the clothes, it’s not exactly a successful clothing campaign.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Remember, Marc Jacobs is SO much more than clothes-he’s a brand.

      • Lorelei_D

        True, you can’t see the clothes, or tell what is on her feet. Old sneakers tied on with rope??

      • conniemd

        Yeah, it is way to dark. I’m using a big flat monitor at work and I can’t see the clothes at all. If it’s all about the brand, I’m baffled as to the message – killers, dead girls, angst? Nothing about this says clothes or style to me.

    • Rand Ortega

      If wishes were horses, dead models would ride…

    • LovelyIdio

      I was thinking shipwrecked pop-star pirates.

  • another_laura

    So now she’s going for post-apocalyptic pouting? I’ll pass.

    • Clueless_Jock

      She’s pouting because post-apocalypse there’s no one to watch her wiggle her tongue.

    • Rhonda Shore

      She wears clothes well but she looks like Justin Bieber in these pictures. I’ll pass too.

    • Carla_Charlton

      SUCH an unflattering photo of her. And to me all the tattoos just look like gross, scratchy home tats — anyone ever seen “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia,” where they use an electric toothbrush to do their own tattoos?

  • Latin Buddy

    Don’t shoot me…but I love this. I dislike her AND MARC JACOBS (what a tool), but this is a beautiful picture.

    • Evan

      I like some of his designs, but I’ve had some trouble respecting him since the Dakota Fanning as Lolita with vagina flower perfume ad. I also thought the ad for Bang! or whatever it is with him modeling was a bit much. I do commend him for getting in shape though when all he used to eat was pizza, even though he obviously had the money for a personal trainer and dietitian, etc.

      • boweryboy

        Ugh. That Bang! ad made me feel dirty, and not in a good way. He’s become so skeevy since he lost all the weight and kicked his drug habit.

        • formerlyAnon

          I’ve never wanted to put it that way – getting healthier is supposed to be a good thing, right? – but thanks for saying it for me.

          • boweryboy

            Perhaps he’s over compensating for all the vices he gave up to be healthy?

          • formerlyAnon

            That’s kind. I always figured he realized that the days when he’d be fuckable for himself and not his name/money/whatever were numbered and doubled down on gathering ye rosebuds while ye may with the combined focus of a midlife crisis and an addictive personality.

            (I *may* have spent more time thinking about this than it merits . . .)

        • Evan

          You know he dates a porn star now, right? Not to be judgemental, but it reminds me of Calvin Klein dating that straight model Nick Gruber haha I guess they have their boy toys like Madonna and JLo do!

          • boweryboy

            Not anymore. His porn star boyfriend broke up with him via Instagram last October, unless they got back together since then.

          • SassieCassy

            via instagram???

            i am too old for this shit

          • boweryboy

            Yep. Via instagram. He posted a photo of the two of them using the shattered glass filter. Then he wrote something to the effect of he’s breaking up with Marc because Marc needs a boyfriend who lives in at least one of the cities he frequents.
            Whenever I read about break ups via social media I think of that romeovoid song where she’s breaking up with her deadbeat boyfriend and she sings, “I won’t write a letter. I didn’t meet you that way…”

            Whatever happened to face-to-face break ups? Or over the phone at the very least? I’m too old for this shit too.

          • demidaemon

            That’s what I did, if I got the chance to break-up at all.

          • formerlyAnon

            I don’t get the bad manners of it all – why announce to the world that you’re that shabby – but there’s nothing new under the sun, really.

            There’s always been people who won’t break up face to face – it’s just that in the old days you had to leave town or hide out to make the point. And without caller id, if you answered the phone some conversation of some sort happened, eventually.

            I like to believe that twitter/fb/instagram/vine/etc. breakups are more in the way of public announcements and that something went down interpersonally first, but I’m probably not always right. But I refuse to sink into a blanket despising cynicism about those with whom I share the planet.

          • Evan

            I can’t keep up with these things! Haha Do you follow them on instagram or did you just read about it? I don’t even have Instagram lol

          • boweryboy

            I just read about it on a slow work day.

          • demidaemon

            I heard about it on E! News. yes, I know. But sometimes, you are just too lazy to change the channel.

  • Yet another fashion image where the clothes seem to be taking a back seat. What’s wrong with showing us what the clothes look like, ferfucksakes?

    • jilly_d

      Jinx! You owe me a coke 🙂

    • Aurumgirl

      If the clothes are not much to look like, you throw up a smokescreen. Some juvenile celebrity with an offensive image to uphold can make a brand when the clothes are pretty much what you’d find anywhere, and it’s about selling the brand after all.

  • jilly_d

    Why do designers continue to release ads where you can’t see the clothing?

    • formerlyAnon

      It always makes me think the clothes are either not that interesting or not that saleable and they know it. But then I remember they do it with good looking clothes as well.

  • Diego!

    The picture is great as so is the styling, but she doesn’t know how to pose. Her face is transmiting well… nothing!

    • formerlyAnon

      I distinctly heard her face say “what do you MEAN I have to be home at 1:00? I’m over 18!”

  • gabbilevy

    I don’t hate this. Probably because she didn’t pick out her own horrible outfit.

  • Meh. I can’t tell much, at all, about the clothes she and the dead girl are wearing, so this is a fail for me.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    Is she drunk or is she sad? or both?

  • @Biting Panda

    So,what your saying to me, Marc Jacobs, is that in a post apocalyptic world, it’s the roaches and Miley that will survive? No thanks, I’ll happily perish with the masses.

    Also, I finally see the resemblance to the Biebs that people have been saying about her.

    • mshesterp

      Exactly–to me she looks like a petulant, 8-year old boy with quirky clothes on (which is basically Bieber). No thanks. I didn’t know she was aiming for gender-neutral in her look, but it’s not working for me.

  • TonyGo

    Looks like a still from “The Craft”…Hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East….

    • Sobaika

      Please refrain from insulting The Craft in my presence, thank you.

      • Rhonda Shore

        I love that movie! Whatever happened to Fairuza Balk???

        • She’s active on twitter, where she seems to be selling a line of scented candles.

          • SassieCassy

            sounds about right

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    I can’t think of a better model to represent a decade-shifting surfer page-boyish look.

    • formerlyAnon


      • A Shiny O’Connor


  • marlie

    All I get is “petulant sulky child.” And she looks a lot like Bieber here.

    (Well, that was redundant.)

    • kimmeister

      Yeah, Emo Boy is what I got out of this.

    • @Biting Panda

      Bitter Kitten minds….

    • SassieCassy

      cant unsee!

    • Introspective

      agree. not feeling this at all.

      trying to figure out if its my irrational miley hate, but even replacing her with someone i love, id still be unimpressed with this shot.

    • mshesterp

      Exactly! I should’ve kept reading the comments before I posted. You had me at petulant. Blech.

      • marlie

        Sometimes, these things need to be repeated.

    • Rhonda Shore

      precisely what i thought, dead ringer for Biebo-boy.

  • charlotte

    She’s sad because they wouldn’t just let her wear a bra.

    • demidaemon

      I would think it would be more the opposite of that–i.e. they forced her to wear a bra.

  • decormaven

    Moody lighting and emotion aside, what is the viewer supposed to take away from this? Are ads so meta now that they’re too above selling the product? Befuddled…

  • Anna_Cecilia

    Well, at least it’s not a Terry Richardson photo. The jacket looks interesting: more jackets, less pout.

  • mmebam

    She looks fine. I hate this ad. I know nothing about the clothes.

  • Danielle

    Hungover and dying for a red Gatorade. I have made that face many times.

    • formerlyAnon

      If I’d ever looked that good hungover I’m sure I’d rule the world by now. Not even as a nubile young thing in the full flower of my cuteness did I look that good hungover.

  • Janet B

    Mean (rich) girls after a bad night

  • PeggyOC

    She’s pouting like that because they won’t let her stick out her tongue for the photo.

  • Ginny Ellsworth

    It’s “Lord of the Flies”, remade with an all girl cast. The girl on the shore killed the girl on the beach by pushing her off a cliff and Miley is mourning the loss of her seat mate.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Well for an ad campaign for clothes that you can’t see, I’m thinking this is more of a fail.

  • The interesting thing about this is that apparently Juergen Teller refused to shoot it.

    • boweryboy

      Oooo….do tell. Where did you read this? Any idea why (although I have my guesses)?

      • It’s in nymag – I’ll post a link but it’ll take a while to get through moderation.

      • Sobaika

        According to WWD, Marc Jacobs said, “He just didn’t want to shoot her.”


        I mean, it’s the guy who had Amy Adams caught confused and cupping her boobs for W, but still.


        • boweryboy

          I just read the ad online, and alls I got to say is dahumn. If that’s not a major F.U. snub than I don’t know what is.

          Good on Teller for not pandering to the hot contrived mess that is Miley Cyrus. If more people did this, she would disappear completely.

          ETA: Maybe this is why she’s all pouty in the pictures… I can just hear her thoughts: “Everyone else gets Teller, but I get Sims. Doesn’t Teller know who I am? I’m Miley. I’m on a whole ‘nother level.”

          • formerlyAnon

            I don’t know. I’d say it’s even money that she/her team wanted more control over what the result would look like than he wanted to give.

          • boweryboy

            Artistic integrity. Such a rare quality these days.

  • texashistorian

    Maybe she’s upset because she can’t get a latte in whatever god-forsaken place Marc Jacobs dumped her. That’s the only reason I can figure for her post-apocalyptic pout.

  • KateM

    She looks like a pouty six-year-old boy with consumption.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I love that jacket and it’s totally wasted on Justin Bieber there. Although if Bieber wasn’t made for Lord of the Flies (see: Ginny Ellsworth, below) I don’t know who was. Oh, wait. Are there twins in that book? We need an Agatha Christie type thing with murderous twins who fool everybody else into thinking there’s only one so “she” has an alibi except it was really “he” who was on the beach pretending to have a sadz while “she” was knifing Piggy over near the ice floe. Those two aren’t up for Shakespeare so I can’t Viola/Sebastian them even if there is a shipwreck in that one. Now I have a sadz. First the jacket and now Twelfth Night, associated with Bieber and Cyrus. Ugh.

  • OhSayNow

    Every image on this site shows up except for the ones in this post, even the thumbnail is blank. It’s nice to know my computer has my back.

    • ivfive

      Me too. I’m disappointed in myself that I hit refresh trying to see them.

    • Do you have adblock on your computer? On mine, these ad campaign posts always do that! I have to temporarily allow all the elements on the page.

    • Loramir

      My computers both at home and work block any of TLo’s ad campaign posts. I finally figured out that apparently my ad blocker blocks the post photos for some reason. All the other posts are fine but any post for a fashion ad campaign, the pictures refuse to load. If I turn my ad blocker off they’re fine.

      ETA: I know ads help TLo pay the bills, and I try and leave Adblock off blogs and such, but the skeevy American Apparel ads make me want to punch someone. And also make my boss give me weird looks.

      • OhSayNow

        Thanks, it was Adblock, and I totally agree about the American Apparel ads!

        • marlie

          It’s ALWAYS the AA ads.

      • formerlyAnon

        I will join in the chorus about the slightly slimy tackiness of American Apparel’s advertising (and in-store decor). Note, I have been IN American Apparel (in my role as parental credit card – hey, it’s not a gift if I tell them they can’t shop where they want) and contributed to the success that ensures they care not about my opinion.

  • d4divine

    She looks like a spoiled child. Hmm…

  • omg_dora

    Her pout is ridiculous, her pose is awkward, I don’t understand the dead redhead next to her, and I can’t see any of the clothes very well. FASHION. DRAMA. WHATEVER. This is a pointless photo.

  • Imasewsure

    Not loving this picture but she is a perfect choice for Marc Jacobs… as stated though, she is no model!!

  • rkdgal

    What is on her feet? Fancy mukluks? (Hang on, that’s a decent new exclamation: “Sweet Fancy Mukluks!!”)

    • kimmeister

      I like it!

    • Fordzo

      THAT is my new drag name. Fancy Mukluk. Pleased to meetcha!

  • Cheryl Jenkins

    What’s with the ridiculous duck lips? Can’t help but see her as anything but a big joke these days and she ends up being a distraction in everything she’s a part of.

  • NMMagpie

    Miley joins the dystopian vibe. Kind of.

  • Ugh no too much irrational celebrity hate for me to get past to like this. I just find her gross.

  • Belvane

    Finally, the truth is revealed: Miley Cyrus killed Laura Palmer.

    • charlotte

      Laura Palmer killed herself when she found out that there were only her and Miley left.

  • Really? All I get is petulant teenager, a variation of which has been her shtick all along.

  • KT

    Can someone please make a meme that juxtaposes Sad Miley with Sad Keanu? Thanks in advance.

  • MilaXX

    I’m just gonna roll my eyes and keep it moving.

  • suzq

    OMGee! It’s Justin Bieber on the down and outs!

  • lillyvonschtupp

    She looks like Justin Bieber taking a shit.

  • EEKstl

    Is this sort of a Lord of the Flies thing?

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    VERY nice! Voted Most Improved, 2014.

  • Trickytrisha

    I keep thinking… what are those things on her feet? Then I remember it’s Miley Cyrus, and care not a whit what’s on her feet or what she’s wearing, if she’s dancing with Molly, or if she’s even on this planet. The girl knows how to make the older generation despise her.

  • Mightiadd

    Miley thinks “I twerked that wimp too hard and now she’s dead. Damn, call my agent…”

  • ginger

    So sick of Miley. We need a good dose of Chloe Sevigny to wash away the ick factor.

  • River

    Really? I think she looks like a pouty 12 year-old.

  • No no no no no no no no can’t. This ad is ridiculous.

  • StillGary

    Oh, how provocative. *yawns* — OK, but I like her expression and that they didn’t photoshop the cute chubbiness out of her face.

  • VicD

    I thought that was Justin Beiber.

  • nannypoo

    She’s mastered the pout. Maybe she’s sad because she realized she has a lot of trashy little tattoos on her hands.

  • formerlyAnon

    She does a halfway respectable pout. I hope to god she attaches deeeep meeaaning to those silly looking tats she’s showing off. Because I’ve seen more interesting ones on kids just out of juvie.

  • LeelaST

    Is it wrong that I mentally said “Justin Bieber” the moment I saw this?

    • larshine

      Right there with you. Ye Gods and Little Fishes, the worst of both sides.

  • Jean Genetic

    I can’t get over how many people can’t get over branding fashion ads that don’t prominently feature clothing! This has been a trend since almost forever. Accept it people. Fashion ads don’t feature clothing. Embrace it and know peace.

  • DominoEstella

    no.. She’s so trashy, i can’t stand it. I’m disappointed in Marc Jacobs for using her. This is as bad as using a Kardashian.

  • guest2visits

    Can’t even say why she irritates as much as she does. A certain cagey fakeness, maybe? Fake pout. Over acting.
    I like the moody coloring but the subjects are wearing their mom’s power suits. Or shipwrecked marching band.

  • joancarol

    She has the same expression as my 8 month old grand daughter

  • dellagraceslife

    …was there a shipwreck?

  • LaSylphide

    Well, at least we aren’t being treated to a view of her tongue.

  • MannahattaMamma

    PUHLEEZ. She does exactly look like a seven-year old who has been banished to a “time out.” No dessert for YOU young lady. Feh.

  • demidaemon

    Ummm, NO.