Gap’s campaigns have pretty much been awesome since the “Fall Into The Gap” days, but we have to admit--the ads for spring ’14 might give the iconic tagline a run for its money. The brand has enlisted a crew of emerging artists, singers, actors, and more to model its newest collection of easy, ultra-wearable basics. Starring Julia Garner, Theophilus London, Anna Calvi, and RJ Mitte, among others, these faces probably look familiar, but theres’s a whole lot more to these guys than meets the eye. We’ve got the scoop on what this soon-to-be-huge crew is really all about, so consider this your ultimate tip sheet...you can tell your friends you knew all about them later.
WHO: Anna Calvi, singerFAMOUS FOR: incredible, soaring anthems like “Suddenly” and “Blackout” (which we tipped you off to way back in 2011!) LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: starting playing Jimi Hendrix songs on the guitar at age 8
WHO: Birdy, singerFAMOUS FOR: breaking onto the scene with her YouTube covers of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love.” LITTLE-KNOWN FACT:she loves wearing onesies, The Hunger Games, and teaching herself musical instruments.
WHO: Ernest Greene AKA Washed Out, songwriter, singer and producerFAMOUS FOR: Chillwave anthems like “Feel It All Around” LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: He’s also a photographer and shoots photos during his tour using his mom’s film camera.
WHO: Lina Scheynius, Swedish photographerFAMOUS FOR:: Dreamy Polaroids and portraits of icons like Charlotte Rampling (her first job).LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: She doesn’t retouch her photos.
WHO: Theophilus London, singer and producerFAMOUS FOR: High-flying, genre-bending tunes like “Why Even Try” and “Rio”LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: One of his fashion icons is Leon Ware.
WHO: Julia Garner, actressFAMOUS FOR: roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Electrick ChildrenLITTLE KNOWN FACT: She’s been in over 10 movies in the last three years.
WHO: RJ MitteFAMOUS FOR: Commanding the screen as Walter’s son in Breaking BadLITTLE-KNOWN FACT: He was once an extra on Hannah Montana