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Shove off, Catherine Deneuve, Ines de la Fressange and Nicole Kidman, there's a new Chanel No. 5 cover girl in town...well, he's almost as pretty as a girl, anyway. Thespian and throb Brad Pitt has been named the latest face of No. 5, and he's due to shoot the ad this week in London, a convenient commute from the Brangelina clan's new digs in Richmond.
This is the first time in the history of the iconic perfume that a man has been cast to represent the scent in their campaign. For ponderings on this latest way to sprinkle a little more Brad into our lives, read my article in the Guardian here.
Photograph: Frank Baron/ MARK BLINCH/The Guardian/ REUTERS