Jacques Helleu is Chanel's eye. He has captured Catherine Deneuve shown as an enigmatic sex goddess, Vanessa Paradis as a tiny bird and Little Red Riding Hood clutching her perfume No. 5; he is the ultimate talented genius behind Chanel's image and publicity campaigns.
For over four decades, he has explored the territory of a legendary brand through numerous ingenious advertising films and superb publicity campaigns.
The greatest photographers (Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton), the greatest directors (Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Jean-Paul Goude) and the greatest muses (Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, Nicole Kidman) have all contributed to Jacques Helleu's vision, bestowing upon Chanel perfume glamour spiced with a twist of humour.
In the form of A to Z, Jacques Helleu presents these various personalities and looks back on a rich and diverse history of his creative campaigns that have stood the test of time.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages, cl/bw/tt illustrations, cl/bw/tt photographs
- Publisher: Abrams
- Publication Date: 21/03/2006
- Category: Fashion design & theory
- ISBN: 9780810958449