Bette Midler Is the New Face of Marc Jacobs!

Cady Lang

Marc Jacobs just added another icon to his growing cast of celebrity models, with Bette Midler fronting his SS ’16 campaign.

Jacobs posted an Instagram Thursday night of the 70-year-old actress and singer along with the caption, “What a privilege it is to know your heroes.” Jacobs then goes on to credit Midler for his start in fashion design:

“To this day, I still credit Bette Midler (unbeknownst to her) with a large part of my foray into fashion design. At age ten when I discovered the image drawn by Richard Amsel for her album cover, I was so instantly enamored by the silhouetted Bette in a black dress wearing platform sandals with a wedge of red curly hair that I recreated it on the back of a jean jacket with acrylic paint and embroidery floss and proudly wore it to school.”

The “Divine Miss M” wears a coat from Jacobs’ fall Americana and cinema-themed runway show; the campaign was shot by photographer David Sims and styled by longtime Marc Jacobs collaborator, Katie Grand.

Midler is in good company, as recent Marc Jacobs campaign front-runners include other cult-status celebs Cher, Debi Mazar, and Winona Ryder. The enthusiasm for her stunning campaign seems to be mutual, as Midler sent out this exuberant tweet today.

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