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Riccardo Tisci taps 27 models to star in Givenchy's SS16 campaign

The multiracial cast aims to promote diversity and a message of unity

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 21 Dec 2015

Video: Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci's campaign for Givenchy Spring Summer 2016 collection is nothing but inspirational. Styled by Carine Roitfeld and lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the campaign sees 27 famous faces such as Candice Swanepoel, Joan Smalls, Miranda Kerr, Lara Stone, Gemma Ward and Natalia Vodianova, modelling the French brand's delicate monochrome pieces.

The campaign images are each accompanied by a short poem by singer Antony Hegarty aka Anohni, who wrote it especially for the advertising campaign. The poem reads: "I am a child on the river, and love waits downstream, a waterfall to steal my breath, and change my mind."

The designer also claims that his choice for such a wide cast of models from different races and backgrounds were part of his 'I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE' mantra to promote diversity and a message of unity, something we can definitely get behind.

"Everyone can do something very small, some gesture of love. I'm not saying this will change the world, but the world will be better. I'm a big believer in positive energy, and I'm sure this energy will spread," Riccardo told WWD. "People have given me so much love and so much respect and this has helped me to grow."

Watch the behind-the-scenes footage below and check out the images from the campaign.

Photo: Givenchy
Photo: Givenchy
Photo: Givenchy

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