Marion Cotillard covers the October 2020 issue of British Harper’s Bazaar magazine photographed by Serge Leblon and styled by Sheila Single.
As the new face of Chanel No 5, Marion Cotillard joins the ranks of numerous leading ladies, starting with Coco herself.
She is clearly delighted with her new appointment as a Chanel ambassador, having had a long association with the brand. “It felt like a reunion… It has accompanied me during some very pivotal and important moments in my career.” Lyrically, she describes her introduction to Chanel No 5. “I was a teenager, around 15. My mum bought it for a British friend because she wanted to give her the ultimate French present. I loved it straight away. It’s mysterious, unique,” she tells me. It also pleases her that it was the first fragrance created by a female couturier, “an avant-garde woman who was ahead of her time”.
Cotillard turns 45 at the end of September and says she enjoys getting older “in my inner self… the experience of living and being more and more aware of myself, my relationships and the world.” Physically, though, it is a different matter. “I have to be honest, it’s disturbing,” she confesses. “As an actor, you see yourself very close up, you see the changes, and I’m not enjoying it. This is going to be a work of acceptance… but it’s the way it is.”
Cover: Chanel Dress with Chain Belt from the Fall 2020 Collection
Image: Chanel Cotton Blouse, Velvet Trousers and Leather Belt from the Fall 2020 Collection
Hair by Wendy Iles
Makeup by Lucia Pica
Nails by Charlene Coquard
[Photo Credit: Serge Leblon for British Harper’s Bazaar Magazine]