She is 34 and a mother of two, but is sexier than ever. No wonder the Brazilian model is still the highest paid model in the world. You can see Gisele Bündchen in all her magnificent sensual allure in the new Chanel N°5 ad film, directed and photographed by the Aussie great Baz Luhrmann.
Against the backdrop of Lo-Fang’s seductive rendition of the classic Grease hit `You’re the One That I Want’, you are subject to what looks like a typical Gisele Bündchen day. Starting with a swim, mostly under water, she is shown surfing like a pro, running on the beach in a skintight wet suit, and looking longingly at her love interest, the Games of Thrones star Michiel Huisman, before rushing to take care of her baby. She then moves to a photo session for Luhrmann himself (he plays a cameo), before ending the day in the best of Chanel, dripping with diamonds, in the arms of her lover .
“It’s amazing how she can use her body and convey sensuality or strength,” Luhrmann says about Gisele in the behind-the-scene video, “ (Her’s) is an aspirational image of a woman who’s perhaps almost impossible to be. You aspire to be her, that’s the idea. Gisele herself from my experience is extremely down to earth, very funny, very forthright, very intelligent and a very forward moving, powerful woman.” Gisele follows in the distinguished foot steps of the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet and Nicole Kidman in a Chanel film, while Luhrmann’s predecessors have included Ridley Scott, Luc Besson and Martin Scorsese.
Ten years ago when Luhrmann directed the N°5 film starring Nicole Kidman, the fragrance was about the woman who decided to break free from it all and then return to reality, renouncing her desire. Today, it is about a woman deciding to listen to her heart. She is a modern woman who knows exactly who she is and is free to make her own choices.
The film tells the story of a woman who struggles to find space for everything – herself, family, career, and love. “The Chanel woman can be with herself on a beach, can be with her child, can have an aspirational and fulfilling work life, and at the same time she can have a true relationship; she can have romance,” says Luhrmann. “And in the end, the Chanel woman chooses love.”