Michelle Williams is the newest face of Louis Vuitton handbags. Does this union make sense? Honestly, I don’t hate it, even though I don’t really associate Michelle with handbags or accessories or even the most sophisticated fashion. Her personal style seems – at times – comically girlish. More often than not, her style seems reminiscent of Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby. But! Looking at these ads… it works. They styled her correctly. It feels lux and even edgy.
Continuing to add new elements to its advertising mix, Louis Vuitton has tapped actress Michelle Williams to appear in a campaign spotlighting two new handbags, the W and the Capucines.
The campaign is slated to break in Marie Claire France, due on newsstands on Aug. 2, followed by an array of September and October magazines worldwide.
Best known for her roles in “Brokeback Mountain” and “My Week With Marilyn,” Williams is currently filming “Suite Française,” based on the novel by Irène Némirovsky. Peter Lindbergh lensed the Vuitton spots, with hair by Sam McKnight, makeup by Stéphane Marais and styling by Jacob K.
While handbags are the central focus — the W, a graphic blend of monogram canvas and multicolored leather, the Capucines, a tote exalting Vuitton’s leather craftsmanship — Williams wears looks from Vuitton’s fall collection by Marc Jacobs, and occasionally leans on a vintage trunk.
Yeah, they did the hair and makeup really well. This is the best she’s looked in a while.
Meanwhile, have we talked about Michelle’s new boyfriend? She’s dating an artist named Dustin Yellin. This is her first relationship since she and Jason Segel split earlier this year. Dustin and Michelle were seen for the first time in May, and there have been a few casual sightings since – you can see some photos here.
Photos courtesy of WWD and Louis Vuitton.