Kiki Layne Talks Kate Spade, Hair Wraps and Red Carpet Style

Kiki Layne, breakout star of Barry Jenkins's If Beale Street Could Talk, may just be getting started in her film career, but it feels like she's already a pro. With a critically-acclaimed film under her belt, the 27-year old has quickly turned into a darling of the fashion industry and a red carpet fixture. Luxury designers are clamoring to dress her and, as of today, others have placed her razor sharp cheekbones front and center in their ad campaigns. Joined by Stranger Things' Sadie Sink and Ozark's Julia Garner, Layne stars in the spring Kate Spade ad campaign featuring creative director’s Nicola Glass' first collection. Right before the news broke I caught up with Layne to see why she wanted to work with the brand and what this wild fashion ride has been like.

Congrats on your amazing break out role! It’s so exciting!

It’s good I’m so thankful. I don’t know, I’m just enjoying the ride. Really, I’m super excited and for this campaign to finally be out so I can share with people that I’m working with Kate Spade.

Were you a Kate Spade fan growing up?

Um, not necessarily. I do remember thinking how major the Box bag was especially growing up in the '90s. But I’m just excited to be working with the brand now as they’re moving forward with what this brand represents today. The Kate Spade woman is a classy sort of working woman who's still stylish. To me Kate Spade represents a woman who still has stuff to get done. She's like, "yeah I’m stylish but I need to be comfortable and able to move." I’m excited to be a part of a brand that’s meaningful to women in that way.

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Linda J