Watch This Style: A Black & White Brad Pitt For Chanel No. 5!

Twitter has been a-buzz all week since the eight second audio clip of Brad Pitt for Chanel No. 5 ($120.00) was released.  Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived with the full video, featuring the four-time Oscar-nominated actor in black & white, reciting an obscure monologue entitled “There You Are.” Directed by the Anna Karenina-helmed visionary, Joe Wright, Brad’s $7 million ad has certainly paid off since this is first time a male spokesmodel has endorsed anything for Chanel.  Brad’s face & voice join the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, & most recently Keira Knightley (see Coco Mademoiselle here) who have all fronted the brand in the past.

What do you think of the ad? Is Brad Pitt a good fit for Chanel? Would you like to have seen something different for such an iconic fragrance? For more ads starring celebrities, be sure to check out posts including Petra Nemcova’s “Walking After Midnight” for Stuart Weitzman, Kirsten Dunst’s Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir Film, & Lana Del Rey for H&M! Happy Styling!

Silver Screen Style: 8 New Posters For Anna Karenina Starring Keira Knightley!

Back in July, I posted the trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley as the lead, in a decadent reimagining of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel.  It’s one of my favorite books & I can’t wait to see it on the big screen- not to mention all the circulating buzz behind the fashion in the film.  Banana Republic has created a line inspired by the film’s ornate, luxury costumes & now, we have 8 new posters (see below) which show off director ‘s various ways that love exists in the period piece.

Also, if you happen to be in London at the end of the month, you will be able to get a first-hand look at the gorgeous costumes, designed by Jacqueline Durran, from the film at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as a part of the Hollywood Costume exhibit.

The film, which also stars Jude Law, premieres November 16th, perfect timing for the upcoming awards season.  Are you going to see this movie? Do you have any interest in seeing Keira play another dramatic period role? Happy Styling!

Silver Screen Style / Watch This Style: Keira Knightley’s ‘Anna Karenina Trailer & Banana Republic-Inspired Collection!

It’s not a secret that Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley is fond of making period pieces, especially with director, Joe Wright (Atonement).  However, when the news came out that the British siren was going to star in a remake of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, I was super excited since the novel is one of my favorites of all time.  I’ve been following the production of this film on Movie Buzzers, covering all the casting news & now, not only has the official trailer hit the web, but costume designer Jacqueline Durran has told WWD that she is creating a collection inspired by the film for Banana Republic.

What’s curious about this collaboration is that the classic Russian drama is set in the late 19th century, however the BR line will feature a ’50s feel with a historic twist on blouses, coats, furs, jewelry, & accessories, ranging in price from $29.50 to $250.00.  Durran describes her vision for the film & capsule collection as “a once in a lifetime experience. I was given the chance to apply my passion for period styles to a collection that translates to fashion today.” The line is set to debut in stores in October & audiences can revel in the fashionable film when it hits theaters November 2nd.

For more stylish films, check out previous posts in Watch This Style, including the trailers for Les Miserables & The Great Gatsby. Happy Styling!