Are celebrities the new models? Madonna stars in Versace’s Spring 2015 advertising campaign and now Givenchy has tapped Julia Roberts for its brand new campaign, released earlier today via Style.com. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the Turkish duo and long-term favorites of Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, captured the Pretty Woman actress with no makeup and posing without flashing her signature million-dollar smile as she showcased Tisci’s coveted collection for the luxury French brand.
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Naturally, our forum members are voicing their opinions inside the thread with mixed reactions. “I find her to be a great choice. Totally unexpected and I like it,” shared a surprised happytrail, who kicked us off on a positive note.
“Love this! Love Julia! Older women fronting major campaigns, should be the norm,” added mepps, also showing enthusiasm toward the campaign.
But the images aren’t sitting well with the rest of us and leave us disappointed. “What a surprise!! So happy to see Julia here, she rarely does fashion campaigns but the result is less exciting,” commented an underwhelmed chanelh.
“That’s totally unexpected… But I don’t think Julia really fits for a Givenchy campaign,” agreed Oxymore.
Ortemis certainly disapproved: “T.e.r.r.i.b.l.e. She made Madonna’s Versace campaign look like it came from heaven.”
Also sharing the same sentiments was Benn98, who exclaimed, “Ugh, another one!! What is this?? Ann Taylor or St. John?? The image is OK, but NOT suitable for a Givenchy campaign. I hope there will be more girls because Julia is just underwhelming for me. Why is Tisci trying to sell her as a catch, she books Marie Claire for Christ sake. That ‘American Sweetheart’ tagline is no longer relevant to her, that was many years ago! Oh and by the way, booking an anti-fashion actress isn’t exactly a novel move.”
Are you excited to see Julia land Givenchy’s ad campaign? Check out some more images and share your own opinion inside the thread here.