As announced back in May, Lily-Rose Depp is the face of Chanel’s new No.5 L’Eau fragrance and the wait for the official advertising campaign is finally over. Already with an eyewear advertising campaign for the iconic French fashion house under her belt and not forgetting her mother Vanessa Paradis‘ rich relationship with both the brand and Karl Lagerfeld, Lily-Rose inking a deal as the face of the scent shouldn’t come as a total shock. But considering the dramatics and intrigue of previous Chanel fragrance adverts, the campaign for No.5 L’Eau is fairly simple in comparison with the 17-year-old peering out from an oversized bottle of the scent.
To say our forum members were underwhelmed, would be an understatement. “It looks very simple. I would’ve hoped they’d have done something with Jean-Paul Goude,” sighed Lola701.
“Too easy and simple,” added a far from overwhelmed Nymphaea.
Also deflated by the outcome was mepps, snarling, “If mommy and daddy weren’t Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, she wouldn’t be anywhere near a Chanel campaign. There’s nothing interesting about this little girl.”
“This ad makes me noxious,” informed an uncomfortable Sweet rus.
“It does?” responded Benn98. “It’s too plain and forgettable to have any effect on me. This is Chanel, not Calvin Klein! Also, it’s about time her image gets properly transformed. This is basically her normal look,” he pointed out.
La veronika wasn’t feeling the casting either. “I think her face is interesting enough to appear in many campaigns and commercials, but not at a Chanel level. I agree that it’s her parents who made this campaign possible. However, Lily has a much more versatile look than most young girls working today,” she reasoned.
Is Lily-Rose Depp worthy of the campaign? Await the accompanying commercial and join the debate here.