H&M hired Caitlyn Jenner as the face of a huge campaign
The pop culture icon is now the face of the fast fashion behemoth's Sport line, Fortune reports.
According to a statement received by Fortune, Jenner was not hired for her recent cultural ascension as a transgender icon, but rather, for her history as an athlete.She is " one of the world's most celebrated athletes," the statement, via Fortune, said.
H&M shared an Instagram post sharing the news, stating that more of the campaign will be coming soon. H&M referred to Jenner as "strong and beautiful" in the caption.
The response has been mixed. Several Instagram commenters swore off shopping at H&M, though one reminded the naysayers that Jenner is "a gold medal winning, decathlete at that. Probably a fine choice to model sportswear, I'd say."
This comes on the heels of the news that Jenner would be partnering with MAC cosmetics for a new lipstick called Finally Free.
Read the full statement regarding H&M's choice to partner with Jenner, via WWD , below:
"For H&M it is important to show diversity and a range of personalities in everything we do. We have picked Caitlyn Jenner , one of the world's most celebrated athletes, as part of this H&M Sports campaign because we want to illustrate that everything is possible - in sports and in life. It is a collection of performance sportswear made to celebrate individuality and self-belief."