There are few products created in the last century that are as iconic and recognisable as No.5 – by name, number, look and parfum. To coincide with the launch of the new fragrance film directed by Baz Lurhmann and starring Giselle (and her perfect derrière) which is released October 15th, Chanel asked me to interpret their hashtag #theonethatiwant. I have always had such vivid memories of the scent, most notably on my pre-school teacher Mrs Harge, so I wanted to look at the New No.5 girl and what she embodies. She is not fussy, she does not own a hair brush, she wears vintage with luxury and is most comfortable in nothing at all. She wears a tonne of attitude, no make up but always No.5.
It seemed only fitting to shoot one of my favourite faces and rising star Maddison Brown, having just wrapped Strangerland with Nicole Kidman who serendipitously worked on the first film with Baz for Chanel ten years ago.
WHO OR WHAT IS THE ONE THAT YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
I don’t think I should say who, but I really want the Chanel trainers
5 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE:
BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU CANT’T LIVE WITHOUT?
Lucas’ Paw Paw Ointment and my Chanel gentle hydrating toner
BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU LEARNT FROM YOUR MUM?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SCENT?
Photographed by Darren McDonald. Styling by Ilona Hamer. Maddison Brown with Chic Management.
MADDISON WEARS CHANEL JACKETS, ISABEL MARANT TANK TOP, VINTAGE JEANS AND BELT.