baz luhrmann directs the new chanel short film
and gisele bundchen stars.
If you thought Chanel No. 5's previous campaigns were impressive, stop what you're doing right now and watch their newest ad.
The work of legendary director Baz Luhrmann, the 3-minute video is a hauntingly beautiful glimpse into the life of a modern woman—one who is athletic, career-driven, and with a kid to boot. So it's no surprise that the new face of the iconic fragrance is none other than model Gisele Bündchen, who looks even more stunning atop a surfboard than we thought humanly possible.
The ad follows Chanel's new leading lady as she conquers tsunami-worthy waves on her Chanel-brand surfboard (complete with double C emblem), stuns on set of a No. 5 photoshoot, and holds her laughing child in her arms, which is by far the most touching moment of the film. The campaign comes to a climactic close as Bündchen searches for her lost lover, played by Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman, and the two share a steamy kiss. (Although why anyone would leave Gisele Bündchen in the first place is a complete mystery.)
Gisele's expressive performance, combined with Lo-Fang's slow, sultry version of "You're The One That I Want," in the background make this video one of our favorite Chanel campaigns yet. We just wish there was more to watch!
Check it out for yourself: