Donatella Versace's Givenchy Ads Are Here (and They're Fabulous!)
What’s trending this fall? High-fashion campaigns starring as many A-list celebrities as possible. First, Marc Jacobs introduced one famous (and slightly unexpected) face after another. And now Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy’s creative director, just unveiled his Fall 2015 campaign featuring Donatella Versace (yes, the designer behind the Versace dynasty — a.k.a. Tisci’s competition!), along with Victor Cruz and Candice Swanepoel (who’s nearly unrecognizable in the new ad thanks to her faux face piercings — a key accessory in the label’s runway show earlier this year).
Courtesy Riccardo Tisci
The designer announced in April that he would be featuring his “ultimate icon,” Donatella, by releasing a snap shot of their profiles (above). And yesterday he finally unveiled the two finished campaign photos. In one, the designer is wearing a fit-and-flare jacket, plus a skirt, and in the second she’s clad in a baroque blazer featuring a fitted (and see-through) peplum corset.
Donatella responded to her campaign, captioning the photo, “I believe in breaking rules. Riccardo Tisci is extremely talented and above all my dear friend. We are family. I want to get rid of the old system, work together, support each other and make fashion a true global community.”
Earlier today, Tisci posted a photo (and steamy behind-the-scenes video!) of two more fall ads, one with fashion All-star (oh, and footballer) Cruz, calling him the “G Man.” And another featuring models Swanepoel, Stella Lucia and Aliz Menyhert which he calls his “Victorian G Gang,” dressed in drapey, dresses and a plethora of gum-drop sized faux facial piercings.
Marc Jacobs has also been slowly unveiling his fall muses on Instagram (which include the likes of Cher, Willow Smith, Debi Mazar, Anthony Kiedis and more). He explained he’s choosing friends who “evoke a sense of intrigue and inspiration and collectively provoke a true consideration for individuality.”
What do you think of Givenchy’s fall campaign? What are your thoughts on designers featuring their muses this season? Share in the comments below!
— Colleen Kratofil
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