And man, what a disappointment.
It’s not that Kristen’s not pretty, because she definitely is. It’s just that she looks weird and dead inside and kind of greasy and possibly possessed. It’s not subtle or sultry or smoldering or pensive. It’s nothing.
But, lucky for us, Kristen did an interview about the ad campaign in which she explains what’s happening in the photo. Hint: it’s not an ad, it’s art.
On the perfume: “There is something natural about it,” explained Stewart. “It’s very alive. I think that as a young person wearing it — considering that I’ve never worn a scent — it kind of puts you on this level of, like, ‘Whoa, check me out.’?”
On the art of it all: “Even though, yes, it’s an ad and we’re selling a fragrance — I don’t want to sound pretentious — but I want to be part of this art project,” she said. “I want to be around Nicolas [Ghesquière, Balenciaga designer] when he gets excited about fabric. I want to see the look on his face when he sees me put on a dress.”
On her pose in the ad: “I think that’s kind of perfect for this particular ad. Usually, a fragrance ad would definitely be like,” said Stewart, striking an exaggerated, sexy lounge pose on the couch. “When I first stood there, I was like, ‘OK, do you want me to show the curves of the dress? Do you want me to stand like this? Like that?’ And they were like, ‘Just be comfortable.’?”
So that photo up there is Kristen “just being comfortable.” That’s odd. I mean, I know that Kristen suffers from chronic bitchface, but so do I, and when I’m “just being comfortable,” I’m pretty sure I still look like I have a soul.
But what do you guys think?