The notion of a celebrity has undergone countless reinventions since its beginnings. And, through these reinventions, these figures have not only transformed into societal reference points but also the most prominent individuals of our time. Upon the 100th anniversary of its infamous CHANEL N°5 perfume, Chanel hopes to further the rhetoric surrounding all things celeb in its film Celebrity by.
For a set of candid discussions of the many faces of celebrity and the influence certain individuals have on our younger generations, the brand has called upon a diverse range of figures from within film, academia and dance to offer their thoughts. Esteemed actress Marion Cotillard and dancer Lil Buck join Marie-Agnès Gillot, Hung Huang, Laurie Santos and Graydon Carter, as they reflect on their journeys to stardom and what the role of celebrity has meant to them for the brand’s latest film project. And, while the story of each figure is captivating in nature, their confessions all hark back to the iconic and lasting impact that CHANEL N°5 has held in the worlds of art, beauty, fashion and culture for the last 100 years.
“The greatest kind of celebrity is that which stands the test of time,” explains Marion Cotillard during her interview. “It is based on creation, the way in which we share what we create, the way in which we share who we are.”
So, as Chanel celebrates its latest milestone, the brand’s film offers a moment of reflection and acknowledgement of the world we live in and the figures that are shaping today’s and future society, all the while paying homage to its truly legendary perfume.
Take a look at Chanel’s Celebrity by film below…