Keira Knightley, a favorite of Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, has been hand-picked by the designer to portray Coco Chanel for a short film in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the label's first store in Deuville, France.
Already a celebrity spokesmodel for the French fashion house - whose latest commercials for their Coco Mademoiselle fragrance sparked controversy over its provocative, sensual content - it is no surprise that Lagerfeld decided to cast the A-list film actress to bring Chanel's founder to the screen.
Though the film is planned to be shot on location in Paris, Deuville will be recreated in retro sets that reflect its "original small seaside town charm." French actress Clotilde Hesme has also been cast to play Coco's aunt Adrienne.
While the short's title has yet to be leaked, it is scheduled to premiere in Singapore in conjunction with the unveiling of Chanel's upcoming cruise collection in May.
Read More | Vogue
+ This month's latest Elle cover model, Nicki Minaj did her best impression of a vapid fashion journalist humorously asking all the wrong questions to herself.
+ Madonna made a statement with her boy scouts outfit when she presented a GLAAD award to Anderson Cooper. In a nearly 12-minute long speech, the singer lashed out at the scouts organization for its gay ban.
+ Though Harmony Korine's latest film Spring Breakers doesn't even hit theaters until Friday, there has been enough buzz generated about it to get Opening Ceremony to collaborate with the filmmakers on an exclusive summer collection.
+ Kim Kardashian has been spotted in many tight-fitting outfits, despite her very pregnant state; however, the reality star was spotted at the premiere of her new movie Temptation in a chic black lace look appropriate for an expectant mother.
+ It's been rumored that Kate Upton will be covering the June issue of Vogue, which would be her first time on the front of the American fashion glossy.
+ Singer Jordin Sparks explains her fashion choice for the American Music Awards last month. While it's good to be adventurous when it comes to clothes, it's also good to invest in a fashionably adventurous stylist.
+ Tory and Chris Burch have finally settled their lawsuit. Not surprisingly, the former married couple are keeping tight-lipped about the details of the settlement.
+ Vogue shares the top fifteen best fashion quotes of 2012. Naturally, Karl Lagerfeld and Kristen Stewart dominate the list.
+ Cindy Crawford shows that she's still got it and she still knows how to have a good time, posing with champagne in front of the Hollywood sign for Terry Richardson.
+ Miranda Kerr ousted Kate Moss for the Mango campaign this season. Check out a behind-the-scenes video of her photoshoot!
With fashion advertisements constantly pushing the boundries of what's acceptable to show to the public, it comes as no surprise that Marc Jacobs - a brand that has recently been slammed for portraying Dakota Fanning a la Lolita style in a fragrance ad - would come out with a sunglasses ad featuring a man who appears to be masturbating in public.
Seen above, the man - who was discovered to be an employee from the brand's retail store in SoHo - is initially seen from behind, making a movement with his right arm which indicates that he is pleasuring himself in the middle of a park. The ad then cuts to a frontal shot of him, and it is revealed that he is merely cleaning his sunglasses. Before leaving the frame of the shot, he gives the camera a wry smile.
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+ Just days before venturing on her Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 promotional tour, Ashley Greene colors her brunette locks to a striking red shade. Love it or leave it?
+ We showed you the preview of Karl Lagerfeld's photos of Victoria Beckham for French Elle -- now check out the full editorial!
+ Saturday Night Live takes to spoofing Brad Pitt's Chanel advertisements. He knew he had it coming, right?
+ Want a 24-carat gold temporary tattoo on your arm in the shape of jewelry? Of course you do! At least, that's what Dior's banking on, anyway.
+ Angelina Jolie was photographed on her way to meeting Turkish leaders to discuss the crisis in Syria looking like she just walked off the runway. Or perhaps maybe she just borrowed the loose, flowing, ground-length gown from her latest film, Maleficent.
+ Elsewhere, Miley Cyrus was snapped up wearing a black crop top with a pair of pants that could easily have been her pajamas; however, she strangely seems to be pulling the look off. Perhaps this is the magical work of her new, daring 'do?
+ Avid Twitter poster Rihanna broke her own news that she'll be covering Vogue a second time; Annie Leibovitz is again set to photograph the singer for the fashion glossy.
+ H&M released a behind-the-scenes video of the upcoming Lana Del Rey campaign, which was shot as a music video of the singer covering "Blue Velvet." Of course, because no one wants to be all that original these days, it looks very much like the David Lynch film of the same name.
Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester has appeared in the latest Vera Wang advert.
The actress - who signed a two-year deal with the brand last year, which was reportedly worth $3 million - has starred in the fashion designer's latest commercial for her new scent Vera Wang Lovestruck. The 25-year-old beauty - who is also a spokesperson for shampoo product Herbal Essences - filmed the broadcast in New York City in November - and she is set to appear in both TV and print ads for the perfume.
-- With her trademark red lips, it's about time a cosmetic company snatched Gwen Stefani up as their celebrity spokesperson! The singer-turned-fashion designer signed a contract with L'Oreal Paris; her full commercial will air during the Golden Globes.
-- Speaking of lips, Lindsay Lohan was spotted at the gym again (better there than at alcohol-infested locations), only this time her mouth looked detachable. I wonder if she's taking cues from her friend Kim Kardashian and blaming it on the flu...
-- Proenza Schouler released their second ever ad campaign. They're like the Givenchy ads, but with a splash of color. Thoughts?
-- If you're the least bit in love with fashion and you live in London, you ought to see Daphne Guinness speak at the Royal Academy on the 27th of the month. There's no other lecture on earth that could be greater than the psychology of clothes: "I once read an article in which a psychologist explained that, when we say we 'have nothing to wear,' it really means that we have nothing that expresses who we want to be that day," said the RA events and lectures manager Dr. Alison Bracker.
"Look sharp, not tired. Enough said."
When I think of L'Oreal, I imagine celebrities such Beyonce, Eva Longoria (Parker) and Penelope Cruz fronting the brand -- but Gerard Butler?
In his latest role, the hunky movie star puts his good looks to use in new ads for the cosmetics company.
I don't really
care know what he's selling here -- Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Moisturizer?? -- but I like what I'm seeing.
(Be sure to check out the finished commercials after the jump.)
Read More | Just Jared
A sneak peek from Emily Blunt in Harper's Bazaar and full-length images at Vogue are simply not enough when it comes to viewing Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2011 womenswear collection. Thankfully, the designer does have a heart enough to offer fashion hungry fans a video of his line's private show.
In the video, a handful of fashion editors stare in awe and amazement at the collection, which was modeled by an interesting mix of celebrities and models -- from Daphne Guinness and Lauren Hutton to Beyonce and Julianne Moore. Set to model Karen Elson's song, "Pretty Babies," the video's cuts flash (unfortunately) as frequently as Terry Richardson's camera. They may be quick looks of the designs, but it's definitely better than nothing!
Read More | The Cut
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