A community of nonconformist and idiosyncratically individual women form the cast of Mind Mapping, the Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2021 campaign photographed by Steven Meisel.
The mysterious and multifaceted British actress Emma Corrin; the multi-faceted Canadian multimedia artist Allison Katz; the globally renowned American singer and classical multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Lu; and the fascinating models Chloé and Topsy. Each is showcased in a pair of portraits, representations of their innate individuality – one posed and poised, the other personal, as if every sitter is captured at home in her imaginary bedroom setting. Different sides, of the same women.
Somewhere between documentary and fiction, in the short film directed by Benn Northover, the characters confront each other in a loose interpretation of the Game of Contraries. The free-wheeling word associations engage the viewer in spontaneous and humorous trains of thought. Binary and yet paradoxical, complementary and yet contrasting, each set of images engages in a dialogue with each other, and the observer. They are windows into the worlds of this multitude of Miu Miu women – maps of their minds.
Photographer: Steven Meisel for Miu Miu
Director: Benn Northover
Art Director: Mathias Augustyniak & Michael Amzalag
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Lotta Volkova
Set Designer: Dorothee Baussan
Casting Director: Ashley Brokaw
Actor: Emma Corrin
Entertainer: Kelsey Lu
Models: Chloe Blanchard, Topsy