Month: December 2012

The Art of Perfume Ads: Houbigant Chantilly (1990s)

Chantilly--woman behind lace--various women's mid90s

A while ago, I wrote about a Houbigant Chantilly perfume advertisement from the 1960s and its unlikely visual source (an altarpiece painting by Raphael!). The good people at Houbigant seem to have flipped through their art library more than once over the decades. This ad from the 1990s, which places its model behind a scrim of white Chantilly lace, is very probably influenced by an iconic work of modern photography.

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