Actress Charlize Theron unveils her second advertisment for Christian Dior’s J’Adore Eau de Parfum with a little help from manipulated images of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Marlene Dietrich.
The new vignette was directed by Oscar-winning director Jean-Jacques Annaud (Black and White in Color, The Name of the Rose}, who directed Brad Pitt in Seven Years In Tibet, for which China decided to refuse Annaud entry into their country for life. It sees Theron, clad in black with obligatory shades, skinnies and stilettoes, racing upstairs into Versailles’ magnificently Hall of Mirrors, then slipping mysteriously through a door. ‘It was incredibly glamorous and fantastic. I don’t think I’ll experience something like that again in my lifetime’ described Theron.
A Dior catwalk show is about to begin and Annaud has captured the pre-show buzz set to the song “Heavy Cross” by The Gossip – the flash of paparazzi cameras and gold invitations, waved like fans by fashion’s great and good who are sitting, buttocks clenched no doubt, on petite gold chairs, quivering with expectancy. So the connection is instantly made with fashion, the point being that the recreation of J’Adore has gone through similar creative steps as that of a couture dress, with countless edits to achieve perfection.