Twilight star Kristen Stewart has been named the face of an upcoming Balenciaga fragrance. The young actress has been tapped to represent the still unnamed women’s scent which is set to launch later this year. And Bella, I mean, Kristen, is thrilled with being the face of the new campaign:
“Balenciaga has always stood out to me. Even when I first began to consider fashion and admittedly rarely knew the brand I was wearing, I always recognised and loved Balenciaga. It feels full circle to be involved with something that spoke to me then and of course continues to excite me now,” she told WWD. “The brand is just cool. That’s the way it is. I feel drawn to it. It provokes on a number of levels. It isn’t afraid or contrived. It hits a very cool balance, always. Always pretty undeniable.”
Kristen has impressed Balenciaga. The label’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière said the stunning star was the muse for the new fragrance.
“Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence,” Nicolas stated. “From her early appearance in Panic Room to her independent choice of Welcome to the Rileys, I’ve always sensed her progressive character. In 2006, I invited her to appear in a project shot by Bruce Weber. Since then, I’ve always wished to collaborate with her further, knowing that she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.”
Added Isabelle Guichot, chief executive officer of Balenciaga: “Kristen is the perfect choice as she embodies Nicolas Ghesquière’s unique vision for the second chapter in our fragrance history.”
Charlotte Gainsbourg remains the face of Balenciaga Paris, the first scent from the house, which was launched in 2010.
And the Twilight star has a very busy 2012. “My horizon is clear as of now (except for this!) in terms of new projects, which feels incredible,” Kristen added. “I have finished three films I can’t wait to see come to fruition this year, ‘On The Road,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ and ‘Breaking Dawn 2.’”
Official press release:
PARIS, January 13th 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Nicolas Ghesquière is pleased to introduce Kristen Stewart as the face of the newest Balenciaga fragrance for women, to be revealed in Fall 2012. Kristen Stewart follows Charlotte Gainsbourg who represents Balenciaga Paris, the first fragrance, since 2010.
Since the start of her Hollywood career, Kristen Stewart has captivated audiences with her impassioned character portrayals.
This urbane, spirited young woman will now be the muse of the new Balenciaga fragrance for women.
Says Kristen Stewart: “I love Balenciaga fashion because it is incredibly bold and forceful, yet feminine and sexy. I found there was a real creative freedom about this project. I feel blessed and really proud of being the face of this new fragrance.”
Says Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative Director of Balenciaga: ”Kristen Stewart embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence. From her early appearance in ‘Panic Room’ to her independent choice of ‘Welcome to the Rileys,’ I’ve always sensed her progressive character. In 2006, I invited her to appear in a project shot by Bruce Weber. Since then, I’ve always wished to collaborate with her further, knowing that she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.
“Kristen Stewart is the perfect choice as she embodies Nicolas Ghesquière’s unique vision for the second chapter in our fragrance history”, said Isabelle Guichot, CEO Balenciaga.
“Kristen Stewart stood out as an evident choice for this new fragrance. She has a unique sense of style, quite original and chic in the way she mixes fashion elements. Her elegant modernity and innate rebel style perfectly match with the spirit of Balenciaga”, said Catherine Walsh, SVP American Fragrances, Coty Prestige, a division of Coty Inc.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.