Mert and Marcus strike again!
Versace is proud to confirm that Madonna is the face of its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign shot in New York by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. #MadonnaForVersace #LivingForVersace
Photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Art Director: Giovanni Bianco
Stylist: Jacob K
Location: New York
The new ad campaign for Versace featuring Madonna is scheduled for next spring.
A 12-page portfolio set to break next spring in magazines including Vanity Fair and the American, French and Italian editions of Vogue.
Having shared a history with the designer, Madonna fills the bill. Ms. Versace first cast the star in a 1995 campaign, Steven Meisel capturing Her Ladyship in a black-and-white photograph that shows her dining face-to-maw with a large dog.
A decade later, Mario Testino portrayed the pop idol in a 1960s Palm Springs-like setting, tricked out in what a well-meaning socialite might take for business attire. Wearing a giddily patterned shirt and immaculately tailored skirt, she distractedly set about typing and sorting her mail.
“When Madonna asked me on set, ‘Which character do you want me to play?’ ” Ms. Versace recalled, “I answered, ‘I want you to be Madonna and yourself.’ And she laughed at me.”
The New York Times