Through Gap’s “Meet Me in the Gap” fall campaign, the 19-year-old Mikaela Strauss, AKA pop artist King Princess is pushing for diversity, and unity across differences. The campaign features a fierce-looking Mikaela sitting alongside 24-year-old hijab-wearing journalist, Noor Tagouri, who tweeted about her involvement with the diversified Gap ad.
Proud to be a part of a campaign that let me be truly ME. Took years to build the confidence I have today + 100% love myself naturally. Thank you, @Gap. #MeetMeInTheGap #ad pic.twitter.com/d2vhZRuNzP— Noor (@NTagouri) October 5, 2018
“It really reflects the idea that although we may be from different parts of the world, when we come together, we can create something magical,” says Grammy-nominated recording artist and last year’s campaign’s frontrunner, Janelle Monáe.
Launched earlier last month, the holiday campaign features a mix of families, models and influencers like hip-hop artists Cher and Future, promoting diversity just in time for Thanksgiving — and the midterm elections.
Look at me looking like I just stole your girl in this @gap video! Find me in their fall campaign along side other people doing some good jush #MeetMeInTheGap #ad pic.twitter.com/vqU6U3IPGb— King Princess (@KingPrincess69) August 2, 2018
Bonnie Azoulay is a Lifestyle intern at the Forward.