I recently just watched My Week With Marilyn and I have been completely memorised with the actress ever since, and I love that Chanel have made her the subject of its second installment of its Inside Chanel series. This video centres around the lost audio footage of an interview the blonde bombshell gave in April 1960, where she answers “What do you wear to bed?” with the now famous quote “Why, Chanel N°5, of course”. More than just reliving history, this is a gorgeous tribute to Monroe and her relationship with the brand, and I adore the way it creates the ideal that both Chanel N°5 and Monroe
The wait is finally over, Chanel has released the eagerly anticipated ad for its Chanel N°5 fragrance, staring its first male face, Brad Pitt, and I have to admit other than his hair I am left underwhelmed. Directed by Atonement and Anna Karenina film director Joe Wright, the 30 second ad shows Brad just talking to the camera, no action, no seduction, no glamour, I miss the opulence that Chanel normally brings. Shot in black and white, granted Brad looks hot, reciting a poem in his soothing, husky tone: “It’s not a journey. Every journey ends, but we go on.
To tease us about Brad Pitt becoming the first male face to front a Chanel N°5 campaign, the luxury fashion house has released a short film chronicling the history of its iconic fragrance. It details Coco Chanel’s vision for the scent, her aim to create “a woman’s perfume with a woman’s scent”, where she envisioned women to spritz the fragrance, and even how the scent got its name. If like me you love a history lesson, love seeing archived imagery from the bottle designs to the iconic ad campaigns then you will love this journey through Chanel’s archives. Ending the film is a list
Just catching up on some fashion news and I came across this amazing product placement by Chanel in WWD. From January 6 through to 28, an enormous Chanel No5 bottle will be covering 2,890 square feet of Paris’s Musée d’Orsay. What a sight that is going to be from the Siene, as the advert/bottle is made entirely from 1,200 hand-assembled sequins, basically it is a very large version of the advert that you may have seen in some magazines. What do you think of this advert sitting alongside the most amazing Impressionist paintings in the world? I think it is