Monday, March 13, 2017

Pharrell Williams Is the First Man to Appear in a Handbag Ad Campaign for Chanel

In a recently revealed upcoming campaign by Chanel, it turns out that brand spokesperson Pharrell Williams is the first man to ever appear in a handbag ad for the French fashion house. As told to WWD by creative director Karl Lagerfeld, the Gabrielle bag can be worn in “many different circumstances,” implying that men too can use the famous style. Furthermore, it turns out that Williams has already been using the Gabrielle, Williams states, “When I first started wearing it I didn’t have anything in it. I was just so excited to have it. But now I use it to carry my phone, and, you know, essential personal things.” By the looks of it, Karl Lagerfeld has the intent of making the Gabrielle the ultimate “It” bag this season for anyone and everyone.

WWD Exclusive: Pharrell Williams Projects Concert Cool in Chanel Handbag Ads

PARIS - Pharrell Williams has been wearing Chanel necklaces for years - only not the original costume jewelry. "He has them copied in real gemstones," noted Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel 's couturier since 1983. Does he mind? "Of course not. I'm flattered," he said with a smile, for he has long called the music impresario part of the Chanel family.