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WATCH! Chanel No.5 Advert ft. Marilyn Monroe

WATCH! Chanel No.5 Advert ft. Marilyn Monroe

Just about every star worth their salt has been featured in a Chanel advert at one time or another, from Keira Knightley to Diane Kruger. Now, the original Hollywood glamourpuss Marilyn Monroe has stepped up to the plate, appearing in the new Chanel No.5 campaign video made from an amalgamation of old footage. The tragic film star of course passed away in 1962, but her beauty lives on in this arresting video.

The commercial features an audio recording of a 1960 interview between Georges Belmont, then the editor of Marie Claire, and Monroe, in which she famously revealed that she wore nothing but Chanel No. 5 to bed:

“You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: ‘What do you wear to bed ? A pajama top? The bottoms of the pajamas? A nightgown?’ So I said, ‘Chanel No. 5,’ because it’s the truth… And yet, I don’t want to say ‘nude.’ But it’s the truth!”

A quote (and advert) that will never get old, it’s classy, understated and just a little bit cheeky – indicative of Marilyn’s true star quality. Kim Kardashian, take note.

See the video here:

Amy @ FashionBite xx



Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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