Givenchy’s artistic director Riccardo Tisci tapped Donatella Versace for the brands latest ad campaign and she agreed because, according to her:
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.
The ad campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with styling by Carine Rothfeld.
Rumours about Donatella appearing in a campaign for the rival design house Givenchy first surfaced in April when Riccardo Tisci posted a black and white photo of himself and Donatella on his Instagram.
He captioned ‘So proud and honored to introduce my new ultimate icon: Donatella Versace… FW15 Givenchy Family Campaign’
She had reposted and captioned ‘For my talented friend Riccardo. Together we break fashion boundaries today!’
Photo Credit: Instagram/versace_official