A History Of Chanel No.5 Ads: From Lily-Rose Depp To Nicole Kidman


[Photo: Instagram/Lily-Rose Depp]

Just a few weeks back, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’ daughter Lily-Rose was announced as the new face of Chanel No. 5 L’eau - quite an honour for a 17 year old. We knew the first campaign shot would be on point and it is just that. Posing behind the brand’s iconic perfume bottle, trademark pout in place, the young model shared the preview snap on her Instagram for the world to see.

But it’s the star’s TV commercial that we’re really excited about.

The label’s iconic fragrance ads have had featured some very famous faces in years gone by - and garnered mixed reviews.

In 2014, Brazillian supermodel Gisele Bundchen scored her own No. 5 advert, complete with a Chanel-branded surfboard and some wicked surfing skills demonstrated by Gisele. But it was the ad’s soundtrack, a haunting rendition of ‘You’re The One That I Want’ that stole the show.

Brad Pitt was a more unlikely celebrity picked to endorse the product in 2012. He was the first man to front the campaign, which included one odd advert…

“I keep expecting him to light up a blunt and ask where the nearest bowling alley is,” one YouTube user commented on the video.

Audrey Tautou’s 2009 ‘Train De Nuit’ was a real masterpiece. We were captivated by the stunning imagery of the Orient Express night train on its way to Istanbul. But it didn’t quite top the number one Chanel ad: Nicole Kidman’s Baz Luhrmann directed ‘Le Film’, revealed in 2004.

Featuring the actress running around New York in a stunning pink ruffled ball gown, the film was (and is) every woman’s dream and remains a firm favourite.

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