The no-make, un-retouched, natural beauty and stark, fearless pose of Julia Roberts in this latest campaign for French luxury brand Givenchy is eye-catching. The images, just released this week for spring-summer 2015 put the notoriously private actress in a new light. Her signature smile is nowhere to be seen. Instead she stands strong, serious and intensely gazing into the lens.
The clothes, of course, are all to be coveted. Givenchy Director Riccardo Tisci said to WWD that the campaign is intended to surprise, "It's a different, fresh, new way to see Julia- really cool and urban, I think."
The manstyle jacket and sheer shirt in these two images taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott bring structure and strength to female dressing of the moment. We women really are taking over the world- even the fashion world.
This is a departure for Givency and for Julia Roberts- clearly a match made in heaven.