What happens when 2 of the world's most iconic figures collide? Magic. One of the most iconic women the world has ever known, miss Marilyn Monroe, and one of the most iconic fragrances, Chanel No. 5 are together again, in a most interesting sort of way.
Chanel No. 5 has named Marilyn Monroe the new face of the brand, and while she is no longer with us to accept such an offer, a never-before heard interview with Marilyn from 1960 has just connected the two forever.
The interview is with at-the-time editor Georges Belmont of Marie Claire, in which Marilyn discusses some of the more personal questions she would get asked often. It was her answer that has created a marketing frenzy around the two.
The question was, "What do you wear to bed? A pajama top? The bottoms of the pajamas...?" And her answer? "So I said, Chanel No. 5! Because it's the truth! And yet I don't want to say nude, you know? But... it's the truth." The recording was never published.
And in a later photoshoot she appeared nude in bed, with a Chanel No. 5 bottle in every frame. These images were never published, until now.
(photo: Marie Claire)
She was so magnetic wasn't she? So we'll all soon see a campaign with Marilyn gracing the covers soon, but in the meantime you can see the above video Chanel posted, with the actual audio recording.
What do you think?
Posted by: SV