In the most interesting campaign casting since Joan Didion for Céline, a few hours ago Riccardo Tisci announced via both his personal Instagram and that of Givenchy that Donatella Versace will be the face of the FW15 “Givenchy Family Campaign.”
“So proud and honored to introduce my new ultimate icon: Donatella Versace,” he says.
Say what? Isn’t that a blatant conflict of interest?
Judging by the mentions in the post, Mert and Marcus shot the image (which, as you can see above, also features Tisci himself) and Carine Roitfeld is involved in some capacity (styling? creative direction? whatever).
Now all we can do is sit back and pray that the next image to drop is Tisci in a body-con Versace number.