Marilyn et N°5 – Inside CHANEL

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marilyn et N°5 – Inside CHANEL, when a journalist asked Marilyn Monroe what she wore to bed, the answer, ‘Chanel No.5’ became instantly famous. But what inspired her playful answer? Just when you thought Chanel No.5 couldn’t become any more iconic, the French fashion house has unveiled a super-chic new audio clip of none other than Marilyn Monroe talking about the perfume.

Marilyn et N°5 – Inside CHANEL

In April 1960, Marilyn was interviewed for a French magazine on the set of Let’s Make Love, and now, 52 years later, Chanel has got hold of the interview tapes in which Marilyn reflects on her comment. “They ask you questions, just an example: ‘what do you wear to bed?’ “‘Do you wear pyjama top? The bottoms of the pyjamas? Or a nightgown?’ “So I said Chanel No.5! Because it’s the truth! And yet, I don’t want to say nude. “But… It’s the truth.”

Fifty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe will become the new face of Chanel’s iconic No. 5 perfume. The sexy silver screen siren has been especially fashionable in pop culture recently, as the cover girl for Playboy’s December 2012 issue and a lead figure in TV show “Smash”.

While a bearded Pitt looks disheveled in his befuddling Chanel commercial – for which he was reportedly paid $7 million – Monroe will likely add a sense of girlish glamour to the brand. In 1952, when asked what she wears in bed, the actress famously told a reporter that she wore No. 5 and nothing else.

Previous spokeswomen for the fragrance include Audrey Tautou, Nicole Kidman and Catherine Deneuve, while Keira Knightley fronts Chanel’s Mademoiselle campaigns. This isn’t the first time a design house has looked for inspiration beyond the grave as rival label Dior featured Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, and Monroe via CGI in a J’Adore perfume commercial co-starring Charlize Theron.

Watch the gorgeous video to hear the recording of Marilyn. 


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