DOPE’s Zoë Kravitz, Kiersey Clemons & Chanel Iman Hit the Beach for Instyle

Instyle July 2015 – 01b


Zoë Kravitz wearing M. Patmos wool-cashmere cardigan and Marysia Swim swimsuit; Kiersey Clemons wearing TAVIK Swimwear swim top, Derek Lam 10 Crosby skirt, and Michael Kors sandals; and Chanel Iman wearing Protagonist trenchcoat, Araks bikini, and The Row sandals for Instyle Magazine's July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Zoë Kravitz wearing M. Patmos wool-cashmere cardigan and Marysia Swim swimsuit; Kiersey Clemons wearing TAVIK Swimwear swim top, Derek Lam 10 Crosby skirt, and Michael Kors sandals; and Chanel Iman wearing Protagonist trenchcoat, Araks bikini, and The Row sandals for Instyle Magazine’s July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

DOPE‘s leading ladies Zoë Kravitz, Kiersey Clemons, and Chanel Iman star in a beach-set editorial for Instyle Magazine‘s July 2015 issue titled, “The In Crowd.”

Inside, they discuss their stereotype-defying, indie coming-of-age dramedy, which centers on a group of nerdy teens in Inglewood, California who are obsessed with 1990s hip-hop.

Written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood), produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, and executive-produced by Pharrell, the film hit theaters nationwide on June 19, 2015, after a bidding war at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Zoë Kravitz wearing Mikoh swim top and Acne Studios pants for Instyle Magazine's July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Zoë Kravitz wearing Mikoh swim top and Acne Studios pants for Instyle Magazine’s July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

For Zoë, who plays Nakia, a lost soul with a seductive quietness studying for her GED, it was important that the role be relatable for her:

“I’ve stayed away from doing ‘urban film’ because I just don’t relate to the characters. I’m not going to take a role because I happen to have the same skin color… [DOPE] was a passion project and it shows that sometimes following your passions just works out.”

Kiersey Clemons wearing Elizabeth & James dress and The Row sandals and Chanel Iman wearing Céline dress for Instyle Magazine's July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Kiersey Clemons wearing Elizabeth & James dress and The Row sandals and Chanel Iman wearing Céline dress for Instyle Magazine’s July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Kiersey tapped into a new personal style after playing Diggy, a young queer drummer:

“Our costume designer, Patrik, knows that when he puts something on me, he’s never getting it back.”

And runway model Chanel who plays the unhinged, ecstasy-taking seductress, Lily, said:

“This was the chance to show people my acting ability, because Lily is the total opposite of who I am. Most people wouldn’t have taken this role because of the nudity, but I’ve done so many shoots topless… I look at it as art. Someone’s got to do it.”

For their Chad Pitman-lensed shoot, the beauties wear muted neutrals from Marysia Swim, TAVIK Swimwear, The Row and more chosen by stylist Anna Schiffel.

Hair is styled by Dennis Gots (Kiersey and Chanel) and Leslie D. Bennett (Zoë), with makeup by Darlene Jacobs, and manicure by Debbie Leavitt. View more below.

Chanel Iman wearing The Row dress for Instyle Magazine's July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Chanel Iman wearing The Row dress for Instyle Magazine’s July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Kiersey Clemons wearing Valentino dress for Instyle Magazine's July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Kiersey Clemons wearing Valentino dress for Instyle Magazine’s July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Zoë Kravitz wearing Céline top and Zero + Maria Cornejo swim shorts for Instyle Magazine's July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

Zoë Kravitz wearing Céline top and Zero + Maria Cornejo swim shorts for Instyle Magazine’s July 2015 photographed by Chad Pitman

[via beautyisdiverse.com]

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