I’ve been saying it for about three years now that I thought Natalie Portman SHOULD be the face of a Chanel fragrance. She’s gorgeous, intelligent, talented and elegant – all things that embody Chanel. I always thought she should have been selected over Keira Knightley – don’t get me wrong, Keira is gorgeous – I just don’t think she represents Chanel the way someone like Natalie Portman could.
Well, Chanel slept on Natalie Portman and Dior scooped her up as the new face of Miss Dior Cherie. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the ad portrays Portman as an ingénue set to the tune of Je t’aime… moi non plus performed by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg.
This isn’t Sofia Coppola’s first ad for Dior, she did the first Miss Dior Cherie ad a few years back. I think she’s a great choice for directing the ads because she always nails that feminine je ne sais quoi paired with a great soundtrack and great style.
Keira Knightley’s new ad for Coco Mademoiselle should be coming out soon – we saw images of the crew shooting it a few months back. I wonder how it will compare to the new Miss Dior Cherie ad since they are both targeting a younger audience…