Seattle, WA, August 22, 2017 – Blackglama is pleased to introduce it’s latest advertising campaign, which represents a new chapter in the brand’s historic and signature marketing.

Since the campaign’s inception almost five decades ago, Blackglama has featured some of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers, including Sophia Loren, Diana Ross, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Lena Horne, Liza Minnelli and Janet Jackson. Beginning with the 2013, Blackglama shifted away from entertainers toward models to highlight the brand’s fashion aesthetic.

In this year’s campaign, sultry model Daphne Groeneveld is captured on the cobblestone streets of lower Manhattan in an array of designs that capture the reality of how women wear fur today. “We wanted to take a step back from the intangible glamour that is often associated with fur and create looks that feel more approachable to the modern woman” says Dale Theisen, CEO of American Legend Cooperative, which owns the Blackglama brand.

The campaign, conceived by New York-based advertising and branding agency Laspata DeCaro, has a younger, more spirited vibe than in previous years, with Groeneveld posing against a motorcycle and out for a casual coffee run.

“We wanted to shake things up this season,” says Charles Decaro, Creative Director at Laspata Decaro, “We went with a more dressed-down, editorialized visual narrative that depicts the iconic Blackglama brand in a way that feels young and fresh.”

The ads will run in the US and internationally in various digital and print outlets beginning this September.




Creative Direction/Photography: Laspata DeCaro

Model: Daphne Groeneveld

Hair Stylist: Ward Stegerhoek

Makeup Artist: Polly Osmond


About Blackglama

For over 45 years, Blackglama has been world-renowned for providing the finest, most luxurious and exclusive ranch-raised natural black mink. Blackglama mink is distributed exclusively through American Legend Cooperative, based in Seattle, Washington, and sought after by manufacturers, retailers, and consumers globally.


About Laspata DeCaro

Laspata DeCaro is a New York creative marketing agency specializing in the luxury sector of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle founded in 1989 by co-creative directors Rocco Laspata and Charles DeCaro. Laspata DeCaro has partnered with its discerning global clients to develop and position their brands through strategic planning and innovative, provocative communications delivering insightful ideas and groundbreaking work.