No wonder male models have such a hard time. While high fashion brands eschew the Cocos and the Chanels in lieu of actresses and It girls for their clothing campaigns, designers continue to use models as the face of their fragrances, (most of the time). But it doesn't hold true for the boys. Matthew McConaughey struck an awkward pose for Dolce, McDreamy's doing Avon and WWD guesses Frida Giannini's already signed James Franco for Gucci. An interesting choice because: - We bet most people who shop at Gucci don't even know the mostly indie actor's name, even if he was the bad guy in Spiderman. - We'll forever picture him circa 2000 in Freaks and Geeks - and we bet Frida hasn't seen it. - After seeing a couple of men's shows in February, we know there are some seriously Gucci-esque male models out there. But billboards with Franco's face on them? Well, we'll never complain.
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Since Brad Pitt's the New Face of Chanel, Here are Other Famous Dudes in Fashion Ads
Chanel announced today that Brad Pitt would be the new face of Chanel No. 5--making him the first ever male spokesperson for the iconic fragrance. That got us thinking: Could other storied brands go the same route as Chanel? Will we be seeing more handsome male faces in some of our favorite campaigns? If that's the case, supermodel Coco Rocha is not going to be happy. She tweeted earlier today: "No working model is happy for Brad Pitt and his new gig as the `face' of Chanel No. 5.#ThingsBitterModelsSay Cc: @Models@StyleWatchMag." Ouch. No doubt, Rocha would have leapt at the chance to represent the brand, whose eponymous designer she shares a first name with. But while we highly doubt models like Rocha will get edged out by leading male actors, we couldn't resist the chance to re-cast some of our favorite ads--with a little more testosterone this time. Click through to see what James Franco, David Beckham, One Direction, and more, would look like as the faces of some of the most iconic fashion brands.
Fashion News Roundup: Gucci Sues Gucci, Karl Lagerfeld Sometimes Acts Like a Statue, and Egyptian Olympians Are Wearing Knock-off Uniforms
Guccio Gucci, great-grandson of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci, is being sued by Gucci Group because he used his own name to promote his own line of handb