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The Luxottica Class of 2016
Class of 2016Photography Fumi Nagasaka

Hari Nef, Iris Apfel and Rejjie Snow model for Luxottica

In collaboration with Dazed, the eyewear company presents its ‘Class of 2016’ campaign which also features Gray Sorrenti, Mae Lapres and Mike the Ruler

Check out the full Class of 2016, in collaboration with Luxottica, here

Hari Nef, Iris Apfel and Rejjie Snow. One an actress (among other things); one a style icon; and one a rapper. These three people come from disparate worlds and, in fact, generations but eyewear company Luxottica has brought them together for its ‘Class of 2016’ campaign, along with photographer Gray Sorrenti, model Mae Lapres and Instagram It-boy Mike the Ruler. Together, they prove that glasses are an every-season accessory.

Based around the idea of a yearbook, the campaign sees these six talents – photographed by Fumi Nagasaka and styled by Dazed’s senior fashion editor Elizabeth Fraser-Bell – portrayed as different high school stereotypes. Hari plays the role of teacher (just check out her Twitter / recent interview with Dazed to see how smart she is), while 95-year-old style maverick Iris plays the rebel. “I think all the fashion rules are stupid, because it depends upon who’s wearing it and how they handle it!” she says. “And I don’t like rules because I think they’re there to be broken. People should be original, and try.”

Don’t let the tattoos deceive you – as one of rap’s best wordsmiths, Reggie is the nerd. “I would definitely describe myself as a perfectionist,” he says. “But sometimes it gets a bit too much cause it has to be so perfect, to the point where it could be perfect and I’ll just keep on going with it. I could keep on going with it until it’s nothing.” An artist and nature lover, Gray is cast as the dreamer; French-Canadian-Chinese beauty, Mae as the prom queen (naturally); and Mike the Ruler, as his name might suggest, as the class president.

With this concept in mind, it made sense for Nagasaka to shoot this campaign in an IRL high school – and that’s exactly what she did, taking the cast to a school in New Jersey and shooting them in its classrooms, canteen and gym.

Head to the gallery above to see the campaign, and to the one below to see some Polaroids taken behind the scenes.