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Gay Porn Star Colby Keller Dons Heels For Vivienne Westwood

Porn star, artist and bon vivant Colby Keller is the latest face for septuagenarian fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Dame Vivienne’s “Mirror The World” campaign was unveiled last week and features five models (including Keller) hanging around Venice and in the palazzo of Westwood’s friend, earth scientist Contessa Jane da Mosto. Juergen Teller orchestrated the shoot — Keller says his Teller’s “honest improvisational style” has always impressed him.

“I’m still a bit speechless, to be honest,” Keller said about the experience on his (NSFW) blog, Big Shoe Diaries. But he spoke with NewNowNext about the shoot, and how he’s always been a fan of the designer. “She puts a lot of thought, research and heart into every collection,” he says.

The photo series includes one full-frontal image of Keller, the only one of the project’s five male and female models to show any genitalia (which you can see here – NSFW). Credit where credit is due, though: Italian model Dustin Phil does have a pretty substantial bulge in one photo, and in another you can totally see through his black net shorts.

Westwood wrote about casting Keller in her diary:

When Andreas [Kronthaler, her husband] had shown me his photo and asked my opinion I said immediately, I know why he’s a porn star, because he looks like the sweetest nicest person. And that’s how it turned out. He is observant and knows more about Venice than me. He knows what we’re up against regarding environment.

Westwood is a known political agitator and environmental crusader. Her spring SS16 collection is centered around the environmental issues plaguing Venice.

The lagoon is one of the most wonderful wetlands in the world: exquisite symbiosis between the animals and plants that stabalise the sediment from the freshwater rivers and Venice itself which has grown with the lagoon. If Venice were not there the wetlands would have become either land or a bay – the sea having swept away the sediment. The biggest problem now seems to be the cruise ships, which tear up the lagoon. It’s a total false economy to allow them. The Contessa [Jane da Mosto] says that Venice is ‘the canary in the mine’. If we can’t save Venice, how do we save the world?

Westwood’s most recent men’s collection, Be Specific, also looks at ecological destruction. It premiered at Milan Fashion Week. Westwood released a video in conjunction with Be Specific, in which she details the urgent need to take specific steps to save the Earth. The Be Specific collection also prominently included the male member. Westwood sent models adorned with cock and ball necklaces down the runway.

Here are some highlights from the SS16 campaign:

Colby Keller by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood ss16
Colby Keller
Dustin Phil by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood ss16
Dustin Phil
Ia by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood
Ia (Yes, her name is Ia)
Colby Keller and Naleye by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood
Colby Keller and Naleye
Amelia Rami by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood
Amelia Rami
Dustin Phil by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood
Dustin Phil
Naleye by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood
Naleye
Colby Keller and Dustin Phil by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood
Colby Keller and Dustin Phil in some revealing shorts
Ia and Dustin Phil by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood
Ia and Dustin Phil
Vivienne Westwood by Juergen Teller
Vivienne Westwood

(featured image via Colby Does America – NSFW)