ALL IN THE FAMILY: Donatella Versace is to appear in Givenchy’s fall-winter 2015 ad campaign. Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci dropped the bombshell on his Instagram account, saying, “So proud and honored to introduce my new ultimate icon” and displaying a teaser image: A portrait of the two Italian designers in profile, like a two-headed coin.
Tisci noted that more information on the “Givenchy Family Campaign” would be coming soon.
He also gives a run of hashtags that suggest his collaborators on the ads: photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and stylist Carine Roitfeld.
On Versace’s official instagram account, Versace wrote: “For my talented friend Riccardo. Together we break fashion boundaries today!”
Tisci has a strong track record of surprising casting for his Givenchy campaigns, most recently tapping Julia Roberts.
Past Givenchy ads have featured transgender and albino individuals, along with a host of his favorite models, artists and celebrities.