“Born to Run, the whole album, was about longing, open highway, the amusement park rising bold and stark, the poets who write nothing at all, the ghosts in the eyes of all the boys Mary sent away. Born to Run is about that brilliant age when you know dreams don’t come true, but you still believe they might come true FOR YOU.” That description puts the essence of Bruce Springsteen’s seminal album into a few short words. Free People‘s latest look book aims to capture it in pictures. But this isn’t about running away from sadness in so much as it is a simple riff on freedom, a salute to the all-American girl.
Shot at Coney Island by Thomas Northcut, Camille Rowe – despite calling France home – is that babe swathed in stars and stripes. And what Rowe proves is that you don’t have to be born in the USA to channel Springsteen’s American dream.
View the full June 2012 look book from Free People at the gallery above.