So, ever since we announced that Marilyn Manson's girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood has been cast as the face of Gucci's new perfume Guilty, we’ve been pestering the brand’s press department in the stylee of children on car journeys chanting “are we there yet, are we there yet?” But hey, if anyone can deliver up a truly iconic fragrance, then Gucci (who btw describe themselves as the ‘brand of sex and power’) can.
However, when we finally checked out the very glorious new campaign for Gucci Guilty this morning, there were double-takes all round and not at the naked cavorting (come on, we were expecting that). But rather the identity of that seriously sexy lady draped over Chris Evans. Eventually, we realised it was indeed the True Blood star looking 100% unrecognisable and working a very glamorous makeover. Doesn’t she look different from when she’s out and about with fiancé (and ex-husband of Dita von Teese), Manson….? First of all the usually pasty Wood is working a very-Gisele golden tan and gorgeously messy pin-up-style wavy locks, which we think really suits her.
Meanwhile it seems that Evan Rachel Wood is the perfect ambassador for the new fragrance; ‘I am proud to be guilty of plenty of things…’ (says the girl who may or may not have helped along Manson's split with Dita). So is it just us, or is this choice of leading lady a) awkward b) apt c) distinctly controversial or d) all of the above? Well, at least there's no question about how hot she looks - this ad is smoking!
- Rose Beer