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    Default Chanel spokeswoman

    Suppose you had to cast the spokeswoman for the next Chanel perfume campaign: who would you choose? Money is no object, but bare in mind that you CAN'T turn back time.

    Your spokeswoman will feature in print ads and a tv commercial. Feel free to add what these would look like (romantic, abstract, young/fresh, urban, artsy, etc.)

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    :-X I can't turn back time? Hmph. Well, let's see. Definitely NOT Renee Zellweger. Zita Jones is considered a great beauty these days, but not to me. I'm trying to think. Gisele Bundchen? She's got fire and a fat free body. If a gun were held to my head, I might go with her. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgarisbn
    :-X  I can't turn back time?  Hmph.  Well, let's see.  Definitely NOT Renee Zellweger.  Zita Jones is considered a great beauty these days, but not to me. I'm trying to think.  Gisele Bundchen?  She's got fire and a fat free body.  If a gun were held to my head, I might go with her.   ???
    You can't do Catherine Zeta-Jones anyway - she's an Elizabeth Arden spokesmodel. Renee Zellweger's out, too - her favorite perfume is Thierry Mugler's Angel.

    I'm not sure, either. ???
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    ??? See, MFfan310? It's hard to choose somebody. Thanks for the info on Jones . . . had no idea. Didn't know anything about what Zellweger likes. Maybe Kidman was a good choice, although she leaves me cold. I'm not allowed to luxuriate over why my choice from the past, would have been so perfect . . . but she would have been. A face like no other . . . and intrigue, to spare. Sorry, Marcello. Back to the present: any European film stars, that might be good??

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    I would love to see Daphne Guinness as a model for Chanel no.5 but her background is too controversial to make her a spokesperson; her grandmother was Diana Mosley. But she's got style and she is a real beauty.

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    Hi Gattopardo . . . is this woman Gloria Guinness's daughter?? Gloria certainly was beautiful . . . one of Balenciaga's favorites. Any pictures we can see?

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    No, she is the daughter of Baron Moyne (his family's name is Guinness as in beer) and Suzanne Lisney...I tried to google for images but the only ones I found didn't do her justice.

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    Hi Gattopardo,

    Oh, I see . . . she does sound like a good 'face,' but . . . are we talking illegitimate birth??

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    Do a complete unknown. Shroud the whole thing in mystery. Have very stylized ads with lots of mist and dim light- show only parts of her face, almond shaped eyes, and voluptuously quaffed body. Lots of velvet, moist, misty streets in Paris, candle light. Have a virile male, half driven mad by desire, catching glimpses of her everywhere but never quite able to meet up with her- only the trail of her luscious and mysterious perfume in the air. Do this for 6 months or more and even keep the name of the model a mystery. Finally, finally- just like a soap opera- do spots where the two fated lovers meet and start their torrid affair. „Chanel No 5- the magnetism, the mystery- the woman!š

    I‚m so full of BS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgarisbn
    Hi Gattopardo,

    Oh, I see . . . she does sound like a good 'face,' but . . . are we talking illegitimate birth??
    Oh no...She's as U-class as you can get. Her grandmother Diana Mosley (née Mitford) divorced her husband (Guinness) to marry Oswald Mosley (the leader of the Union of British Fascists); she probably was one of the few persons to have known Churchill ( a cousin) and Hitler intimately.

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    Great idea, Artisan! Sounds just like the search for Scarlett O'Hara, which brings me back to my favorite pick: Vivien Leigh! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgarisbn
     Sounds just like the search for Scarlett O'Hara, which brings me back to my favorite pick:  Vivien Leigh!  :-)

    She can be a Vivien Leigh look-alike. How about that?
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    ;D go, Artisan!! Great idea . . . if she can be found! Talk about hypnotic eyes!!

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    I agree with Artis, a complete unknown...............this ad could make her career! : :

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    :-/ This is a tough one, Marcello! Here's the situation, as I see it: Stick with Nicole Kidman's crazed eyes and protruding buttocks, resurrect a beauty from the past, enlist a society woman with controversial social connections, or go for an unknown. I'll throw in a real, 'dark horse' candidate: what about Hillary Clinton? :P

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    Does Rachel Weisz pimp any perfumes? She's stunning.

    As for the other recommendations, I think one of the fascists mentioned might be quite apt, considering Mme Chanel's alleged role as "officers' mess" when the Nazis occupied Paris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_C
    As for the other recommendations, I think one of the fascists mentioned might be quite apt, considering Mme Chanel's alleged role as "officers' mess" when the Nazis occupied Paris
    You're right as usual! I never made the connection but it's certainly valid.

    In one of my previous posts I saw I made a mistake: Diana Mosley was the former daughter in law of baron Moyne and not his daughter. She was born a Mitford (sister of Nancy, Jessica and Unity -also of Deborah and Pamela but the latter 2 were/are less controversial than the other 4).

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    Hi Gattopardo . . . remember, if all else fails . . . there's Hillary Clinton. Her daughter Chelsea has had a makeover; the opportunity for mother daughter ad campaigns, exists. Big Chanel. Little Chanel.

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    Default Re: Chanel spokeswoman

    Quote Originally Posted by mgarisbn
     Hi Gattopardo . . . remember, if all else fails . . . there's Hillary Clinton.  Her daughter Chelsea has had a makeover; the opportunity for mother daughter ad campaigns, exists.  Big Chanel.  Little Chanel.  
    They could even launch a bag with the same theme...A miniature version for the daughter and a big tote for the mother. Perhaps Chanel could also design a quilted cigar holder for daddy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattopardo

    They could even launch a bag with the same theme...A miniature version for the daughter and a big tote for the mother. Perhaps Chanel could also design a quilted cigar holder for daddy...
    Hi Gattopardo!

    Such artistry and imagination! A campaign such as this could 'open' up a 'whole' new line of quilted, Chanel accessories!

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