Pharrell Williams has become the first guy to star in a Chanel Handbag Ad. Because men can carry purses too.
Williams, who has a close relationship with the fashion house Chanel, has been seen wearing the brands clothes, yes; but also appearing in short films and walking in recent show, is now being celebrated with the honor of becoming the first guy to star in a hand bag Ad for the French house.
Apart from his own Billionaire Boys Club label, he’s also teamed up with brands like Moynant, Adidas and G-star.
WWD reports that Williams will star alongside Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne and Caroline de maigret in Gabrielle bag campaign.
William talked about his gradual interest in Chanel, telling the outlet:
“I was a nerdy little black kid on a skate board. So looking at high-end fashion was something that I really didn’t understand in the very beginning. And then I realized, slowly but surely, man this is amazing. And although there’s mostly the perception that it’s for women, I just started to see, ok as a man I can wear some of these. So I would wear sunglasses here, or a jacket there.”
Although the star says he’s still somewhat “shy” about wearing the bag, however he uses it in carrying items like his phone, “you know, essential personal things,” he says.
Male models also carried the version of the Gabrielle during Chanel’s fall 2017.
Photo credit: Chanel
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