Marilyn Monroe is the brand new face of Chanel No. 5
Chanel No. 5 was famously the best thing Marilyn Monroe wore to bed at night. And now, fifty-one years after the movie star’s death, Chanel are honouring their most famed customer by appointing her because the face of its iconic No. 5 fragrance.
In a print and television campaign in order to be rolled out this fall, Marilyn might be pictured her most lovely, together with her curves poured right into a figure-hugging dress, holding a bottle of her favourite fragrance.
And in a up to date trawl through archives at the star, Chanel discovered an unreleased recording of Marilyn’s now famous comments on Chanel and her bedtime regime, that she gave during an interview with Marie Claire in 1960. Marilyn confirmed the sincerity of her love for N°5 : “You know, they question me questions. Just an example : ‘What do you wear to bed? A pyjama top? The bottoms of the pyjamas? A nightgown ?’ So I said, ‘Chanel N°5’, because it’s the truth… And yet, I don’t are looking to say ‘nude’. But it’s the reality!”
It truly is the ideal partnership. We can’t wait to peer the campaign in full…
By Olivia Marks
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