Entertainment behind the scenes
The 60-second spot for Bleu de Chanel, featuring French actor Gaspard Ulliel (“Young Hannibal”), kicks off the first major men’s advertising campaign and fragrance launch for Chanel since 2004. The campaign is due to be launched in September, with Chanel undoubtedly hoping the A-list ad gets plenty of social-media play.
Ulliel stars as Hector, a rebellious young actor who has been catapulted into fame but refuses to conform to the lifestyle expectations imposed on him by his new-found stardom. The advertisement takes place during a press conference held by the actor but is intercut with various images of his past and the relationships he had. His memories lead up to the precise moment in which he finds himself.
Scorsese once again taps into the Rolling Stones catalog, this time digging up a real oldie, the band’s raucous 1965 cover of the Larry Williams shouter ”She Said Yeah.” Many of Scorsese’s films, including “Casino,” “Goodfellas,” “The Fan” and his Oscar-winner “The Departed,” used Stones tunes, and Scorsese shot the band’s 2008 concert film “Shine a Light.”
Style guru Susan Tabak has been a regular in the front row of the Paris fashion shows for the past seven years. Tabak, author of the book “Chic in Paris” and the popular style blog chicinparis gives her take to Reuters on last week’s shows:
The Pret-a-Porter Fall 2009 collections in Paris heralded chic design all week, albeit with increasing edge. Dramatic shoulder emphasis and the classic black and white palette were shown time and again, revealing themselves as key elements to Fall fashion this year.