Michelle Williams is the new face of Louis Vuitton handbags: gorgeous & edgy?

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.

[From WWD]

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.

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  1. Buckwild says:

    The most interesting she has looked in 5 years.

    • Anna says:

      Completely agree. Love the styling. She should borrow that team for the awards seasons.

    • Gabriella says:

      Yes! I’ve always thought she was so boring, ever since Dawson’s Creek days. To me, she was even more boring than Katie Holmes then! But I’ll give it to her; she photographs well and this shoot is particularly interesting.

    • Latisse says:

      Agreed! Hallelujah, not a peter pan collar in sight!!!

    • Babalon says:


    • ParisPucker says:

      absolutely agree w you! She looks AMAZING and that bag looks delicious. I usually hate LV and all that over-branding but they’ve outdone themselves with this campaign. Never realized how pretty Michelle was until I saw these photos.

  2. blue marie says:

    she looks beautiful here. love her hair length and jealous I could never pull it off.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Ditto. Short hair reveals that I am, in fact, a pinhead. Sob…

    • OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

      The hair, the makeup…EVERYTHING is perfect. I’m really over celebrity/model pushing luxury items but I’ll give Michelle a pass. Love her!

  3. Sarah says:

    I think she looks fantastic.

  4. mkyarwood says:

    Oooh, gonna copycat that hair today!

  5. Samtha says:


    • Spooks says:

      She is so beautiful. One of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood right now. Michelle and Anne Hathaway pull the pixie cut really well .I wish I could wear my hair that short.

  6. Esmom says:

    I like it, she looks like the perfect mix of lovely and edgy. LOVE her hair. Makes me want to cut mine although I know I could never realistically wrangle mine into this style.

  7. Turtle Dove says:

    Beautiful. Like @ blue marie, I wish I could wear my hair that length, but it doesn’t look right on me.

  8. brin says:

    Love it!

  9. Jo says:

    Love this actress. Talented first and also beautiful. Blue Valentine is one of my favourite films.

  10. Nikollet says:

    Gorgeous! I want that lippy.

  11. Keats says:

    Did they photoshop her nose like crazy in the banner photo? She looks a little pinched.

  12. Bubulle says:

    I like it , she looks really pretty.

  13. Cece says:

    Wow – classy and just gorgeous. I often think these campaigns are trying too hard but this one seems right on. Can’t afford the bags, but like the look!

  14. TG says:

    Me too. I love Michelle’s look here. Although LV bags seem to mainstream for her. Well maybe they acts ugly do sell interesting ones but the only ones I ever see are those tacky logo bags everyone and their mother has that is obviously a knockoff.

  15. bns says:

    Normally I hate it when actors try to model, but I LOVE this.

  16. hadleyb says:

    Gee, that bag looks familiar Marc. Running out of ideas?

  17. Willa says:

    She looks great. Sexy elf!

  18. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She looks gorgeous, but I always think she looks gorgeous.

    I’m not feeling her new boyfriend, but I hope he at least treats her well.

    • Belle says:

      Yes… to all of this Kitten! Michelle looks AMAZING in these photos… though I am a fan and think she is always beautiful. 😉 Um… not feeling the bf either though.

  19. spiderkitty says:

    She looks exactly like Carey Mulligan. I love both of them so I don’t care. Both girls are gorgeous.

  20. MissMoody says:

    I must have that bag

  21. Elodie says:

    OMG for once she looks like she’s not going to burst into tears hurray!

    Lovely lipstick and hairdo.

    And wow quite a long way since Dawson’s Creek eh, to say everyone was betting on the other actors to be successful…

  22. lucy2 says:

    I like the styling and photos. She looks good.

  23. mar says:

    wow, very impressed with her look here!

  24. Evelyn Apricots says:

    she looks gorgeous!

  25. Lipsy says:

    I need that lipstick!!!!

  26. vixo says:

    OMG I love her hair. Saving the pics to take to the hairdresser next time 🙂

  27. Cazzee says:

    I suspect that *this* is the look that Elsa Pataky is trying to get with her short haricut…

  28. Algernon says:

    She looks like a proper grown up woman, and not a twee coquette. It’s a good look for her. Proper grown up woman, that is.

  29. emmie_a says:

    I can totally buy this pairing. She looks incredible and totally fits the brand.

  30. shanaynay says:

    Is it just me or does her nose look especially “pinched”?

  31. Kiddo says:

    That’s the best she has ever looked.

  32. lola lola says:

    She looks gorgeous! I love her longer hair. I hope she makes major dough (and gets free bags although not sure that’s her personal style but what the heck!)

  33. Jai says:

    Fantastic look for her. Do you think she can get away with those super dark eyebrows because she’s young?

  34. Happy21 says:

    Not my fave celeb but she looks amazing here! The lips the brows it works!

    LOL, if I could afford it it’d make me go buy an LV bag 😉

  35. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Now THIS is an ad campaign, take notes, Dior. Flawless.

  36. Dredz says:

    I’m gonna copy that makeup look!

  37. Dredz says:

    More interesting than the previous LV ad with Angelina Jolie.

  38. Suse says:

    first i thought it´s Claudia Schiffer with short hair 🙂

  39. F5 says:

    lol@ Michelle “gorgeous and edgy”

  40. I Choose Me says:

    She looks great. The hair and makeup are really working for her here.

  41. Kristin says:

    She reminds me of a blond Audrey Tatou – there’s something very French about this look. She looks great.

  42. Pandy says:

    Oatmeal although this is probably the best she’s looked. Too bland.

  43. DailyNightly says:

    For once she doesn’t look like a pumpkinhead. I think she looks gorgeous in these pics!

  44. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    She looks absolutely stunning in the pics. The best shes looked in years…..I had no idea she was dating a Dustin Diamond look alike. This man is particularly hideous looking…..I guess since gorgeous Heath hurt her she is going for fug to be “in control”. Come on Michelle…you can do way better……show us you have a sex drive still.

  45. Ali says:

    BEAUTIFUL…only girl-crush I have. I just LOVE her! I wish Ryan Gosling was with HER.

  46. LVbagsareugly says:

    LV bags are ugly

  47. Mew says:

    Pretty but I wouldn’t call this edgy.

  48. Kosmos says:

    Yesss, they really made her look great in this ad…love the hair on her! I just saw Take This Waltz starring Michelle, and I always find her so plain looking even though she could look more interesting…of course, fashion shoots are a bit unrealistic for everyday, but I have to say she looks great here.

  49. raincoaster says:

    Correction: the hair, makeup and BAG are all fantastic. Finally, an LV bag that’s subtle rather than ostentatious.