Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson for Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on July 15, 2013

It’s high summer and the celebrity pickings are slim. They fear the sun, darlings. They all scurry into their little hidey-holes and do juice cleanses until it’s safe for them to come out and not risk skin damage. Weep for poor celebrity and style bloggers like ourselves, forced to scour the wire services for crumbs of fabulosity (and/or its notable lack).

Fortunately, Dolce&Gabbana never stop trying to inject more fabulous into the world. Case in point:


Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson filming a commercial for Dolce&Gabbana, directed by Martin Scorsese in New York City.

That’ll do nicely for now.

Although we’re kind of saddened by the idea of Scorsese shooting a commercial, even if it is a fabulous one.



[Photo Credit: Teach/Moryc Welt/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • But why oh why does it all have to be so,….black. Is color a bad thing?

    • Because it is serious Art dahling. Not celluloid star fluff. Oh, no, never that.

      • Truly, But the “chic sophistication” thing is being carried a bit too far.

        • Nicholas

          Maybe they’ll do the commercial in black and white (because Art).

          • drdarke

            And Scorsese Is Art, @kiltdntiltd:disqus Dahling…!

            As for Why Is Scorsese shooting an ad? It pays a shit-ton of money for a day or two’s work, I’ll bet he’s got less producer interference than most of his movies get these days, and he gets to try out McConaughey and Johansson to see if he wants to work with them again.

    • Tatiana Luján

      They look like attendees at a funeral

    • AmeliaEve

      It’s New York. And Sicily. It just is. Black.

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        Yes, but a little red lipstick would have pick this whole thing up a bit.

  • Kate Andrews

    Maybe Scorcese just wanted to mack on ScarJo. I can think of worse reasons to do it.

  • MartyBellerMask

    McConaughey is gettin’ his mojo back. Sign me up.

  • carnush

    Are they going to a funeral? Where’s the hearse?

    • drdarke

      I thought “Spies In a Foreign Country” myself, @carnush:disqus – it kind of looks as if Scorsese is shooting in the more European-seeming parts of NYC.

  • Mary Lauer

    Her face is kinda monotone. Would like to see more color with the makeup. And isn’t that one of Helen Mirren’s “widows weeds” type dresses?!? 8-(

  • AmeliaEve

    I quite like seeing both of them dressed like grown-ups. It’s charming.

    I’m sort of fascinated by the blank license plate on that gorgeous Alfa.

  • Annarosa

    I don’t like her hair. I don’t like her shoes. The dress doesn’t do anything for her figure. I don’t like the bag.
    He looks fantastic, though.

    • AmeliaEve

      And yet, her hair does look like she just got out of a convertible.

  • “Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson filming a commercial for Dolce&Gabbana, directed by Martin Scorsese in New York City.” NAMES! These are the advertising world meetings that I imagine are those most like in the movies.

  • GorgeousThings

    I WANT her shoes!!!!

  • Janet B

    Matthew is more appealing in these photos to me than ever before. Why?

    • veleri

      I don’t know. That’s the same for me! I have never ever liked him and suddendly…

    • Jessica Freeman

      Because he’s all cleaned up and regal looking. This is the best look for him.

      • Adriana_Paula

        I dunno; I prefer him the way he looks on the poster for Mud, maybe because he strikes me as actually being a crazy dude who lives in the woods and never showers. That poster is the first time I’ve found him remotely appealing.

    • Stacy C

      He looks like he’s gained a little weight. His face is a bit fuller.. which is a good thing!

      • veleri

        In “killer joe” he scared the hell out of me. 🙁

    • Sally3000

      It’s the hair.

    • Fordzo

      He’s still just a tish too skinny for me.

  • decormaven

    I’m digging the car, myself. Her purse reminds me of the Coach Kelly bag.

  • norseofcourse

    I wonder which award show Adele will wear that dress to.

    • MilaXX

      all of them

      • demidaemon

        Hasn’t she worn it already?

  • queen b*tch

    What are they looking at up there?!!?

  • veleri

    Aw, Martin, you look tired. :/

  • MzzPants

    I had the same thought about Scorsese. Surely he’s not out of money. My theory is it was a favor.

  • Jessica Freeman

    They make a lovely couple. Both look fantastic. I love the cleaned up version of Matthew.

  • Tatiana Luján

    If Scarlett Johansson looks chubby in that dress, I would look decididely fat.

  • Coleen

    I think McConaughey needs to wear his hair like that forevermore.

  • marlie

    I’m not terribly overwhelmed by the ad, but I’ll take that gorgeous car, thankyouverymuch.

    • StellaZafella

      Yeah, I don’t drive anymore but gimme that car to look at!

    • Fordzo

      You and Stella can fight over the car. I’ll take her yummy handbag.

  • elemspbee

    Why do they need Scorcese to film this advertisement/commercial?

  • Diego!

    I believe this is going to be a B&W commercial. That’s why they are wearing black. They look very nice together. And I love the idea of the ad being directed by none other than Martin Scorcese!

  • Irina Ryabchuk

    It’s not his first commercial if I’m not mistaken, the Bleu de Chanel parfume ad was exquisite.

    • Yeah, I think he did an American Express campaign too. Or was that just Wes Anderson?

  • kategs

    Is it a bird, is it a plane???

  • Kayceed

    Do men not open ladies’ car doors in this celluloid world?

    • ryenerman

      I had a similar thought – if it’s meant to be retro, there is no way she should be opening or closing her own car door.

  • MilaXX

    D & G need to stop it with that black, widows lace. They look like they are going to a very stylish funeral.

    • OrigamiRose

      Ha, I should have scrolled down before commenting! I had the same thought about a funeral.

  • NMMagpie

    That was my thought about Mr. Scorsese, too. Nonetheless, they look fabulous.

  • Monday1900

    I’d buy that purse (if I had several months of my mortgage as disposable income) and that car (if I had a lot more than several months of mortgage as disposable income) but they look like lost tourists. Scorsese has been doing commercials for quite awhile now, hasn’t he? Easy dough I’m sure.

  • Cautiously Pessimistic

    Sadly, the most interesting bit for me was the Alfa Romeo. Clearly the story of this commercial is that the Alfa broke down (because it’s an Alfa) and these two had to hitchhike.

  • OrigamiRose

    Exactly my thought on Scorsese! Glad to see Matthew looking a bit fuller again. Judging by Scarlett’s dress, is it safe to presume they are going to a funeral?

    • Lori

      I am so completely over this Italian widow thing that D&G have been working for however many collections now. Enough.

  • I can never see the pictures on these posts for ad campaigns. Sigh.

    • OrigamiRose

      Pause your AdBlock and refresh the page :))

      • Ah. I’ll try that. Thanks. Yay, it worked! It’s now disabled for T+Lo.

      • Qitkat

        I had the same problem and never knew why. Thanks 🙂

  • Lola Channing

    it’s not sad at all shooting commercials. I take offense at that. Many fabulous directors come from the advertising industry: Jonathan Glazer, Michel Gondry, Zack Synder (well, maybe he’s a bad example), Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Jonas Akerlund….to name but a few.

  • They look like lost tourists which amuses me. I can hear Matthew saying, “Honey, I know where I’m going ok.” And Scarlett is laughing because he won’t ask directions.

  • We don’t know how this will turn out; it will probably be fabulous, but Scarlet has quite a bruise on her lower leg that is visible in many shots. I’m surprised they didn’t cover it. Her hair is a mess. Maybe she’s supposed to look like she rode in the convertible. His suit is wrinkled in the back. This leads me to think that much of the commercial will actually take place while the car is moving. I wonder why this gentleman is letting her open her own car door?

    • ashtangajunkie

      If you’re talking about the inside of her right leg, I think that might be a tattoo.

    • Shawn EH

      I’m hoping it’s a comedy commercial, because they seem to be hamming it up a little bit. Or else there’s going to be a blimp floating overhead.

    • alyce1213

      “why this gentleman is letting her open her own car door?”
      Because the director said to do it that way.

      • That’s a given. They look like they’re supposed to be a couple with a little class. They can’t be on a date. Maybe they’re a married couple in the commercial that is bickering. He is walking in front. She got out of the car by herself.

  • AnneElliot

    I find the Alfa Romeo the sexiest thing in this photo shoot, though MM is looking less douchey than usual. Hate ScarJo’s dress.

  • Little_Olive

    C’mon, Domenico & Stefano. It’s OK to have a staple look but I must have seen that dress thousands of times.

  • alyce1213

    Why sadness about Scorcese directing a commercial? There’s no shame in it, unless it’s a disreputable product. He’s done it before (for Chanel). Fellini and Bergman also directed commercials, so . . . no sadness, please.

  • jen

    What the fuck is happening in this commercial? They both look so awkward.

  • majorbedhead

    He looks delicious but that dress is making ScarJo look huge. And I am also sick unto death of the Italian widow’s weeds.

  • formerlyAnon

    Ya know who’s *really* going to look like an elderly (though possibly not flamboyantly gay) rancher in 20 years? McConaughey. He’s gonna have that sun-dried lean thing going on. And the propensity for saying highly opinionated things, and the ability to do either scarey-curmudgeonly squint or brilliant grin.

    Somehow it makes more sense to me that a famous director would do a D&G commercial than establish a winery or flog artisan wares. Though I suppose there are tax advantages to things like wineries.

    • Fordzo

      Re: her. I think it’s a combination of where the waist falls and the fullness of the skirt.

  • cowper

    Forget the celebs. Yummy vintage car!

  • Adriana_Paula

    I like Mr. Scorsese’s gingham shirt.

  • conniemd

    I’ve had this crush on Matthew McConaughey since “A Time to Kill.” Some of his more douchey looks have made it difficult. He looks great here.

  • Fordzo

    Are there aliens in this commercial? Why are we looking skyward in so many shots?

  • Fordzo

    That handbag would look great on me.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    All I can see are her shoes.

  • Cynica

    Still with the black lace Italian widow kick? Something new, please!

  • quiltrx

    It has a vaguely French vibe, just from these shots. Very Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

  • ItsDicey

    It’s fine and all, but just give me the car, darling.

  • PeaceBang

    He and the car look delicious. Her shoes are fabulous. The rest of it doesn’t work for me (and the hair with the dress is really a misfire).

  • for some reason i saw this headline as matthew morrison and scarjo, and i was really struggling to wrap my mind around that. anyways, i love this look for scarjo. i find the illusion of extra weight attractive, she looks like a substantial woman, rather than a wisp of a girl. his expressions are so strange, though. i too wonder about the plot content of the video. all that gazing skyward reads a little like “where the fuck are we?”

  • Oh, don’t be sorry for him–he probably made a pretty chunk of change for making this.