Chanel No. 5 has a new cover model, but it's not some gorgeous rising starlet like Leighton Meester or Dianna Agron. Nope, for the first time ever the House of Chanel has commissioned a male to help sell what is possibly the most famous perfume in the world, and that male is none other than Brad Pitt. The Academy Award-nominated actor follows in the footsteps of Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tatou, and Ali MacGraw, who have all represented the fragrance, and will start to shoot his first ad in London this week. Chanel made the announcement on Twitter (@CHANEL), saying "CHANEL has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for Chanel No. 5." There's no way to know how sales will be affected just yet, but we imagine that if Brad Pitt is selling it, woman all over the the world will be willing to buy it.
For years we've thought Christian Louboutin's signature red would make a sensational lip color or nail lacquer, and now we may actually see this fantasy realized. That's right--the French shoemaker is venturing into the world of beauty with an eponymous beauty line. Louboutin has partnered with Batallure Beauty (the company that has helped develop brands like Ambercrombie & Fitch, Marchesa, and Sephora) to launch Christian Louboutin Beaute in late 2013. No word yet on whether the line will feature makeup, skincare, or bath and body products, but a statement released by the company hinted that there will be "luxury beauty products across a number of classifications." Fingers crossed we'll be swiping the signature Louboutin red across our lips and nails by the time the holidays roll around next year.