Last week we all heard the news that Brad Pitt would be the first man in history to be the face for Chanel No. 5 – a fragrance that is for women. (via People)
Not sure if Karl Lagerfeld's in lust with him or he's secretly launching a version of this classic fragrance for men. He'll be taking the reigns from French actress Audrey Tautou and before that Nicole Kidman. I'm looking forward to seeing who's directing the commercials (the Kaiser himself?) and how they'll portray Pitt. He's a dude, a man's man, not my French husband or any other French man who you would believe to buy you a bottle of Chanel No. 5.
In any case, for me growing up in the 80's it was all about Carole Bouquet and the Chanel No. 5 ads that made you aspire and get a little bit jealous of those gorgeous, stylish French women. I didn't realize the commercials were directed by Ridley Scott. This one below is one of my favorites because it features Nina Simone's "My Baby Just Cares for Me". I love how Carole's Chanel outfit and her gold accessories would still look classic today.