Last year, Chanel gave us a fabulous campaign with Gisele Bündchen, introducing the Brazilian bombshell as the face of the iconic N°5 fragrance. For Christmas 2015, Chanel has unveiled a brand new set of images to help shift bottles of the legendary scent (like the fashion house even needs to). Once again photographed by Patrick Demarchelier with Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele on styling duties, Gisele wears a fabulously festive red dress (occasionally teamed with a tweed beanie) as she joyfully cradles an oversized version of the bottle.
Despite our love for Gisele, the images still received some scrutiny in the forums. “I love Chanel and I like Gisele but for me the two don’t work together. I don’t feel like she brings something to Chanel. Her Spring 2015 campaign was great and this is also great but it’s almost too perfect and quite lifeless,” slammed Lola701.
“I agree, I love Gisele and Chanel as a brand but their collaboration it just doesn’t work for me. She is a versatile model and can do so many things effortlessly, but she is so not Chanel,” echoed Sweet rus.
Benn98 wasn’t feeling it this time around either, contributing, “She’s just not gracious enough, look at those last two shots. So contrived. It could be for Gap as far as I’m concerned.”
Sharing the same sentiments was Nymphaea: “Chanel needs someone who can bring that old Hollywood chic and that’s not Gisele.”
“This has nothing to do with the timeless elegance of No 5. I actually never got Gisele as the face of it too,” added dcmaike.
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