After Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne and Caroline de Maigret, the American singer and producer Pharrell Williams is the latest star to front Chanel’s “Gabrielle” bag campaign. Last year, he walked the runway for the brand’s Métiers d’Art show in Paris. Now, he is the first man to appear in one of the French luxury brand’s handbag ads.
The video features the “Happy” singer entering an empty concert venue, where he is soon overcome with childlike playfulness. He can be seen riding on a wheeled equipment case and balancing on a metal beam, for example, all with the “Gabrielle” bag worn cross-body and with several strings of pearls around his neck. Shot by French Filmmaker Antoine Carlier.
Dior Homme toasted its new Design District store on Wednesday night with a hometown assist from Bruce Weber. The photographer, who helmed a video installation specifically for the men’s outpost, was joined by designer Kris Van Assche. Guests at the bash, presented by W magazine, included Pharrell Williams, Calvin Klein, Joseph Altuzarra, Mia Moretti, Bianca Brandolini and Kehinde Wiley. After the premiere of Weber’s short, “Can I Make the Music Fly,” partygoers took in a set by Canadian band Azari & III. Enjoy.