Video: Penn Badgley, A$AP Rocky + Diplo Think Deep Thoughts for Alexander Wang
‘Gossip Girl’ star Penn Badgley, rapper A$AP Rocky, and DJ Diplo put their thinking caps on in a new short film for Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 Men’s RTW collection!
What do an actor, a rapper, and a DJ all have in common? Two words: Alexander. Wang. Everyone’s favorite Gossip Girl guy, Dan Humphreys Penn Badgley has teamed up with rapper A$AP Rocky and DJ Diplo in a short film for Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 Men’s Ready to Wear collection. Artsy shots of a trio of awesome dudes wandering around Beijing? Yes please! Take a looksee here:
So what do you think, Bettys? Confession: I’m not really a big fan of the man-bun in general, and I still don’t love it even on Penn; but I’m kind of willing to roll with it. At least he doesn’t look as skeezy as Shia LaBeouf does with a man-bun.
What I DO particularly like about the video is that it’s not just about looks—which, given that it’s a fashion ad, is something you would expect it to be. Instead, it’s about accomplishing things, and that’s pretty cool. Of course, the selling point, then, is that wearing Alexander Wang clothing ALLOWS you to accomplish this, but hey. It IS an ad after all.
Anyhoo, all three of the guys are looking sharp and their voiced-over thoughts are appropriately deep and accompanied by some hip, happenin’ tunes. Penn, however, isn’t the only Gossip Girl star whose mug is currently representing a big name in fashion; newlywed Blake Lively got her Hollywood glamour on for Gucci’s new fragrance “Premiere” last week, and Leighton Meester is getting ready to do her second ad for Vera Wang’s “Lovestruck” scent. It’s good to be gossipy!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor