Friday, October 18, 2013

Marilyn Monroe - the New Face of Chanel No. 5

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.  

(photo: Chanel)

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

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