The latest in Chanel‘s recent slew of arty, trippy fashion and beauty films comes courtesy of photographer Sølve Sundsbø, who pays tribute to legendary lensman Erwin Blumenfeld in a minute long short starring model Barbara Palvin.
Blumenfeld, one of the great masters of fashion photography, took some of the most iconic images of the 1930s and 40s, many of which served as covers for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. For Chanel, Sundsbø conjures his January 1950 cover of Vogue, focusing his lens on Palvin’s lips, which are painted crimson with the brand’s new Rouge Allure lipstick. The lips then impart some sage advice, which sounds like it could have come straight from the Kaiser himself (but in fact is a Coco Chanel quote):
“If you are sad, if you are heartbroken, make yourself up, dress up, add more lipstick, and attack. Men hate women who weep.”
There you have it, Kristen. No need to keep sulking around in baseball caps — just add lipstick!