Brad Pitt and Penélope Cruz Star in Chanel Tribute to Classic French Film

Chanel opened its show at Paris Fashion Week with a tribute to a classic of French cinema, tapping Brad Pitt and Penélope Cruz to reenact cult scenes from Claude Lelouch’s 1966 movie “Un homme et une femme” (“A Man and a Woman”).

The Hollywood stars smoulder in the black-and-white footage, reenacting the roles originally played by Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant against the backdrop of the film’s iconic soundtrack by Francis Lai.

In the restaurant scene, however, the gender roles are reversed compared with the original. Model Rianne Van Rompaey, playing the waitress, comes to take their order. “What about the steak?” Pitt asks. “Mmm, yeah, that sounds good,” Cruz replies.

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