Jessica Chastain for YSL

Posted on August 21, 2012

We’re always saying that Jessica, lovely and talented as she is, can’t seem to take a good picture. It’s not a criticism. A lot of people look better on film or in person than in photographs. It’s just slightly unusual for one of those people to be a lead actress.

Well, shut our mouths.

She looks STUNNING.

Per WWD:

“Manifesto, the new Yves Saint Laurent women’s fragrance, “is a declaration of contemporary femininity,” said Stephan Bezy, international general manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté at L’Oréal. The scent is also meant to become a second YSL pillar worldwide beside Opium.

The fragrance’s print advertisement features actress Jessica Chastain with hands coated in paint (looking like elegant gloves). It was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and will come in formats including single and double pages. Bezy said Chastain “has the luminosity, charm, grace and power — the audacity, as well — to embody the fragrance.”

He added, “She’s really an Yves Saint Laurent woman.”

Sure, this picture is as Photoshopped as any beauty ad, but so are editorials and she’s rarely managed to work a lens as good as she does here. Honey, whoever the hair and makeup people were on this shoot, HIRE THEM.


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