Amanda Seyfried for Givenchy

Posted on May 06, 2013

We probably shouldn’t have told you who was in the picture and asked you to guess, because Miss Amanda doesn’t quite look herself here:


Amanda Seyfried named new face of Givenchy appears in her first  ‘Very Irresistible’ fragrance ad campaign photographed by Glen Luchford and styled by Riccardo Tisci.

Givenchy Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Othilia Simon (SILENT)

We don’t mean the Photoshopping, of which there is the usual amount for a perfume ad. We just mean the styling and makeup are so unlike her normal fare that it really transformed her. She should do her eyes up like that more often. And she can rock a hat. So few can, darlings. So few realize it.



[Photo Credit: Glen Luchford for Givenchy,]

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  • Sobaika

    I… don’t like this. At all.

  • Seems very Madonna-inspired.

    • Little_Olive

      I was not loving it, but that association made me hate it.

    • Very Madonna-Marc Jacobs inspired.
      That being said, I like this a lot.
      Not love, but super like.

  • Her right eye looks like it is bulging out from the dark. Not flattering.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Egad, now that’s all I see!

    • Now I can’t un-see that.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Honestly, I would have guessed Portia DiRossi with heavy photoshop.

    • Anathema_Device

      That’s who I thought it was in the thumbnail.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Strange name for perfume, but love the hat.

    • StellaZafella

      It’s and expression as old as Robert Palmer (1983)…not a good name for a fragrance in 2013

  • jmorino08

    Young Sharon Stone.

  • She looks great – the model, not so much. Visible shoulder pads? Really?

  • lbl

    Oh God, so this is the real ad. I thought it was a manip when I first saw it 🙁

  • I like this so much better than ethereal, pastel, doe-eyed Amanda. This girl looks to have some personality to her.

  • It’s like her head was cut out from another ad and pasted on this body.

    • Little_Olive

      Not unlikely (although pointless here)

  • Violaine

    I’m hearing Robert Palmer in my head. And irresistible is one of those words that shouldn’t use a modifier. Like unique.

    • filmcricket

      Thank you! Something is either resistible or it’s not. There cannot be degrees of it.

  • aeb1986

    I think she looks great. But I hate the name of that perfume. “Very Irresistible” just sounds stupid. And a little redundant

    • cbt22

      On top of “Very Irréstible” just sounding stupid, I have a problem with the mix of French and English.

      Très Irréstible? Dumb but acceptable. Very Irresistible? Also dumb, still acceptable. But you can’t start with English Very and end with French Irréstible without sounding like an idiot. The little accent mark changes the pronunciation, it’s not just code for “fancy!”

      • aeb1986

        haha thats so funny, i didnt even notice that. they probably think adding that accent allows them to inflate the price even more

      • Agree – it’s either “Irresistible” or NOT. It is beyond stupid to modify that adjective with anything, even “Very”. And putting the English “Very” with the French “Irréstible”? Très Stupide!

  • Breatheinthegood

    She looks like Emma Stone here.

    • NC_Meg

      I thought it was Emma when I saw the thumbnail on Facebook.

    • ohayayay

      Mixed with Lindsay Lohan.

    • I read the title and the text of the post, and it still took me about 10 seconds to process that it was not Emma Stone.

    • filmcricket

      My thoughts exactly. Yet another reason Emma should go back to being a redhead. Not that looking like Amanda Seyfried is a bad thing – I’d happily take that on – but one would think Emma would like to be distinguishable from another blonde starlet of approximately her age and fame level.

  • Justine

    Seconding Emma Stone!

  • titaness25

    She looks kind of like Emma Stone here. It’s messing with my mind.

  • another_laura

    Wow, do I hate the clunky name of this perfume. Certainly named by a committee. Is it kinda-sorta irresistible? maybe it’s really irresistible? you wouldn’t want to say totally irresistible and you don’t want people to sing “Simply Irresistible” – wait, how about very irresistible? Oh yeah, that’s it. Very.


    Elaine Irwin!

  • charlotte

    The kitten consensus seems to be that she does not look like herself, and I agree. I see Emma Stone or Gillian Jacobs. Liv Tyler did a better job modeling for this fragrance.

  • Okay so what is really bugging me here is the name of the perfume. The word irresistible is an absolute, and requires no modifier. I know, I know, its picayune of me. I can’t help it. (chagrin) Amanda looks somewhat otherworldly. I’m unsure if that is a good thing or not.

    • tereliz

      LOL, just glad I’m not the only one being picayune.

  • I kind of thought the opposite, that she cannot rock a hat. My initial reaction was Madonna.

  • TAGinMO

    Looks like Emma Stone, actually.

  • MilaXX

    I like

  • tereliz

    I love that hat! I do think she’s a strange pick for Givenchy—to me she’s a little too wholesome pretty and not quite chic enough—although it looks like she’s working on changing her image.

    But there’s nothing “VERY IRRESISTIBLE” about this ad. In fact, there’s something sort of lonely about this scene. She’s the only one in that cafe, y’all—I’m worried she chased everyone else out with the stench of her perfume!

  • She looks so miserable! I think the photographer really failed here!

  • SewingSiren

    Sold at JCPenny’s?

  • Little_Olive

    Did they end the contract with Liv Tyler?

  • AndresB

    TLo’s thumbnail crop of the pic is perfect – that’s how the complete ad should look.
    (After a name change of the product… the current one insults every potential buyer with a brain.)

  • Looks more like Kate Winslet to me! I’m getting a Carly Simon earworm “Your hat strategically dipped below one eye, your scarf it was apricot”…

    • jorinde

      for me too it was Kate Winslet from first sight.

  • VioletFem

    This ad downplays her eyes (her best feature!) and makes her look like Emma Stone.

  • She has never looked better!

  • Imasewsure

    I needed the hint… I would never have gotten it on my own, which makes me like it more. More cool than pretty

  • Adriana_Paula

    I thought THIS was Kylie Minogue!

  • MarissaLG

    It does not make me want to buy the perfume.

  • Sally Brownson

    I would’ve guessed Elizabeth Banks.

  • MK03

    Modern-day Sally Bowles.

  • I thought it was Julianna Hough. This would be a better look for her.

  • formerlyAnon

    I like her in that ensemble. It feels very late-’70s to me, but in a good way.

  • We know Cate Blanchett, and you, missy, are no Cate Blanchett. (Just kidding, it’s a great look for Miss Amanda!)

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Serving up some vintage Sharon Stone, here. Looking good.

  • eight_of_nine

    Is anyone else getting a Cate Junior vibe from this? The half-smile and the makeup are very Cate.

  • Why is she replacing Liv Tyler?
    Not good, Gyvenchy!!

  • embers618

    So, this is perfume to cover the barn smell after you finish your dressage?

  • I would have thought that this was Emma Stone at first glance.

  • Jecca2244

    Has Givenchy hired Rooney Mara to do anything? She is in their clothes a lot.

  • KSpence

    I totally thought that was Emma Stone.

  • Guest

    I don’t think there are degrees of irresistibility. It’s an absolute; something’s either irresistible or it’s not. It’s like calling something “very fatal”.

  • mhlmh

    Sharon Stone!

  • I can’t see the photo. Sigh.

  • At first glance I thought this was Emilia Clarke.

  • Calinda_L

    Oh look, it’s Elizabeth Banks.

  • ankali

    I was so excited to see that Anna Torv had a new project! And then I just started missing Fringe all over again. 🙁

    Amanda looks great to me here, but I don’t really get her as a Givenchy girl? It’s such an edgy brand at this point, and she’s always struck me as a bit more traditional in her style. Not stuffy by any means, but softer.

  • She is rockin’ that hat alright.

  • Sorry but must disagree with a point, even though it’s probably shouting into the wind at this point: Everyone *can* rock a hat. Not so long ago, everyone had to, every day. It’s just a question of the right hat. The wearability of hats has not changed, but their availability, quantity and range of styles — and wearers’ selection skill — certainly has.