Considering that Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci has spent his entire reign tying big-name, modern celebrities to the brand—everyone from Kim Kardashian to Kanye West to Kendall Jenner to Ciara—his latest pick to be the face of the fashion house comes as a huge surprise. Tisci cast none other than Julia Roberts to star in Givenchy's S/S 15 campaign, shot by phtographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
"Julia Roberts, international icon on and off screen, is the perfect match for Givenchy’s code of modernity," reads a statement from the brand. "That is why Riccardo Tisci and photographers Mert & Marcus shot Julia Roberts in her most signature Givenchy pieces: She appears wearing the boxy jacket, the classic lace shirt, and the woman’s tuxedo dress."
While we certainly agree that Roberts is a film icon of rare stature, her status as a fashion icon is a bit more debatable. And she's certainly not in the pop culture conversation to the same degree as the Jenners and Kardashians of the world—perhaps Tisci's choice signals a departure from the castings and celebrity associations he's made recently. Either way, Roberts looks stunning in the ads, which are without a doubt a different creative direction for the actor.
Keep scrolling to see the images of Julia Roberts in Givenchy's S/S 15 campaign!
What do YOU think of Julia Roberts as the new face of Givenchy? Sound off in the comments below!