Janelle Monáe Stars in Gap's New Holiday Campaign: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look!
The star shares what she loves most about the holiday season
While you’re still busy mapping out your Halloween costume, Janelle Monáe is here to get you into the holiday spirit.
The multi-hyphenate star is getting a head start on the celebrations this year as the face of Gap‘s new holiday campaign — and we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at her shoot.
Clad in her signature red lip, a red beret, white button-down shirt, plaid skirt and a fluffy jacket, Monáe fronts the video for the iconic brand. And because it simply wouldn’t be a true Gap Holiday moment without a catchy tune involved, she’s joined by a huge chorus — all of whom are decked in Gap’s signature holiday sweaters and sequined pieces — to sing a rendition of Freddie Scott’s “You Got What I Need.”
But for Monáe, the holiday season isn’t only about singing, giving gifts and spending time with family. It’s about finding inspiration and doing good — a concept which she discusses in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video.
The star says she appreciates the upcoming time of year “Because I love the unity. I always try to lead with doing things that are bigger than just Janelle Monáe and bigger than myself. How can I be a part of a community? How can I contribute? And so that’s why I love collaborating with people who are different from me. I think it’s about individuality meeting in this wide space and just painting it with so many different colors from people all over the world. I get a lot of inspiration when I have conversations around Christmas time and around the holidays.”
Adds Monáe: “Though we may be from different parts of the world, when we come together, we can create something magical.”
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