Certainly Brad Pitt must have anticipated some criticism when he signed on to be the face of Chanel No. 5 — but for being the first man to represent the iconic scent and not for the rambling and whimsical performance news outlets have gleefully pointed out. Pitt's campaign video for the perfume was certainly mysterious and memorable, and Chanel's decision to have the actor sulkily philosophizing while looking rugged definitely caught our attention. But couldn't the Academy Award-nominated star and brilliant brand have found some text that didn't read like it was from our 10th grade poetry journal? (Seriously. Where did you guys find it?)
Apparently, they could not, says Conan O'Brien. O'Brien is often (adorably) flummoxed by fashion, but last night, the lanky host feared, "It wasn't Brad at his very best." After playing the commercial for his audience to see, Team Coco renamed the perfume "Brad Pitt's Nonsensical Ramblings by Chanel." Though we admire Pitt's decision to take on the tough campaign, the commercial felt more Se7en than No. 5.
While some of us labor on Labor Day, Mary-Kate Olsen will be riding in the 2014 Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, N.Y. Olsen has already rode two horses in the week-long event, one named Uniek and another named Swagger. The former, apparently, did not want to jump, which resulted in a whopping score of zero for read
Adam Brody is in a new Amazon pilot called The Cosmopolitans. He plays Jimmy, an expatriate living in Paris, flitting from one party to the next and looking blasé at bistros. L'ennui, c'est chic.
The pilot was written, directed, and produced by Whit Stillman, an auteur beloved for indie films like The Last Days of read