Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Who's that girl? Isabelle Adjani. We knew French luggage company Lancel was over the hill -- if not in style, at least in quality, especially compared to other French classiques like Longchamp. But Adjani as their poster girl? Do we smell anti-mites here? That's quite a bold move, even if the label proclaims: "Lancel welcomes actress Isabelle Adjani as the new gorgeous face of the corporation. Dubbed 'the absolute female myth' by the French, Adjani embodies stylish beauty and youthful zest." Absolute female myth? A cynic would ask, Who's promoting whom? Still, it makes for interesting "vintage" value. Making of the ad here.
scan of ad in French Marie-Claire magazine