Riccardo Tisci has cast Julia Roberts to appear in the Givenchy Spring 2015 ad campaign that telegraphs the more classic side of the French fashion house. He dressed Roberts in signature Givenchy styles including a boxy jacket, lace shirt and a tuxedo dress. From a monochrome suit to an equally as striking black dress with white collar, the images – and Julia – are both beautiful and commanding.

“The mood of the show was about this very powerful woman, and Julia represents this very much,” Tisci told WWD. “She represents the couture part. It’s important to show your iconic work. I want to build what is the real classic wardrobe.”

For the campaign, Tisci opted to showcase Roberts in more “boyish” guise, with minimal hair and makeup to exalt her striking features.

Givenchy regulars Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott photographed the campaign, with Katy England as stylist, Serge Normant on hair and Genevieve Herr doing makeup.

Casting one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars in a Givenchy campaign represents a dream come true for Tisci, who grew up in thrall of all things American, including the “Pretty Woman” star. “She’s incredible as a woman,” he said. “I love her so much: She’s funny, ironic, intelligent, cultured — everything.”

The Spring campaign comes at a time of strong development for the house, with Tisci mentioning forthcoming store openings in Miami, Las Vegas and New York and a return to couture presentations “soon.”