Léa Seydoux Takes Louis Vuitton to Bed
It certainly said something about the power of Léa Seydoux‘s performance, that when the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or was awarded to Blue is the Warmest Colour, not only director Abdellatif Kechiche was named, but also the actress and her co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos. At the time her CV already included roles in Inglorious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
But despite the early months of the global pandemic threatening devastation to the film industry, 2021 has arguably been the most high-profile year of Seydoux’s career – with a role in Wes Anderson’s already beloved The French Dispatch, and a turn as Bond Girl Madeleine Swann alongside Daniel Craig in the long delayed No Time to Die, which racked up more than $700 million in worldwide gross.
Now she’s closing out the busy annum by slipping au naturel under her expensive sheets and giving us a few provocative glimpses. The occasion? The new campaign for Louis Vuitton‘s Capucines leather accessories collection. The line was launched in 2013, and named for Paris’ Rue Neuve des Capucines, the street where Monsieur Vuitton opened his first boutique all the way back in 1854. The already iconic bag is seen lying seductively in bed beside Mlle. Seydoux, before she sits up, clutching it rather affectionately. Her hair has that alluringly disheveled, “I just got out of bed after three days” tousle, giving the images a decidedly seductive quality.
The camerawork is courtesy of his photographic exaltedness Steven Meisel, who decisively captures her uncommon charisma and magnetism.
Of the collection itself, Ms. Seydoux enthuses, “It represents the essence of French savoir-faire. I’m very honored to be the Capucines ambassador, as it’s a handbag I love and wear all the time.”
Even to bed, apparently.