Actress Julia Roberts is the surprise new face of Givenchy for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. Photographers Mert & Marcus were behind the shoot, which features Julia outfitted in monochrome ensembles, captured in a simple studio setting in black & white. A few preview photos of the new campaign have been released, while Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has commented on enlisting the actress. He said:
"I’m literally shocked, happy shocked. Julia, she’s one of the few [stars] that you don’t know much about. She doesn’t do fashion shoots, she doesn’t do covers, she doesn’t do all of that. But still, she’s one of the most well-known people in the world. Even my mom and my sisters—they care about fashion because of me, but they don’t really follow fashion—their reaction was so excited. Julia, you don’t see her much, she doesn’t do fashion campaigns, she has this big contract for many years which we all know with Lancôme. When I asked, I was very surprised that she said yes."
According to reports, further images featuring a cast of models will also be a part of the Spring/Summer 2015 campaign.