While a preview for the fashion show, which aired on Amazon Prime, was released nearly a week ago, the advertisement did not feature any clips of the 59-year-old actor, who won his defamation case against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, earlier this year. Depp had a solo runway walk in a green set from Rihanna while dancers were flanked behind him in a forest.
Leading up to the premiere and afterward, the Savage X Fenty Instagram account did not share clips of Depp. He went on to share a clip to his own account, thanking Rihanna.
Depp has also held on to his multiyear, seven-figure contract as the face of Dior’s Sauvage scent. Dior initially signed the actor to the Sauvage campaign in 2015, and searches for the scent skyrocketed during the actor’s fiery defamation case against Heard. In March, there were reportedly 823,000 searches, which increased to 1.2 million in April. Social media views of Dior’s cologne advertisements also reportedly reached 209 million during the trial.
Other celebrities in the show included models, actors, TikTok influencers, drag queens, and more while representing many ages and body types.