Gorgeous Elisa Sednaoui, who is the niece of famous photographer Stephane Sednaoui and the goddaughter of the renowned French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, has been selected as the face for the latest Roberto Cavalli fragrance. The 23-year-old beautiful Italian model and actress will appear in the print ad campaign of the fragrance lensed by Steven Klein, which will be released in February 2012. Moreover, she’ll feature in the TV advert as well, which will be made by Johan Renck.
On their choice, Roberto Cavalli said that Elisa had kind of animal side and this is what the Cavalli woman embodies. “Elisa is self-confident and she has an amazing personality. She has this animal side, she is enthusiastic, really sexy with a stunning body and hypnotic eyes. She is the woman every woman would like to be, so she is the real Cavalli woman,” Cavalli said.
Moreover, Eva Cavalli described Elisa as being “beautiful, with a stunning body and hypnotic eyes. The Cavalli woman is strong, sensual and secure, knows exactly what she wants and can get it immediately. There is something feline inside all of us; every woman wants to be a bit of a tiger, a little wild. That’s one of the reasons why Roberto loves animal print so much.”
Coty Prestige senior vice-president international European marketing Françoise Mariez added that, “Elisa is the Cavalli woman. We couldn’t have made a better choice than her. She embodies all the values of Cavalli: glamour, elegance and sexiness. She definitely doesn’t go unnoticed.”
Elisa Sednaoui starred in the French film “Bus Palladium,” directed by Christopher Thompson. Some of her future films include Davide Manuli’s Italian adaptation of “The Legend of Kaspar Hauser” with Vincent Gallo, and “L’amour dure trois ans,” an adaptation of Frédéric Beigbeder’s best-selling book. In addition to this all, she was featured in the Giorgio Armani spring/summer 2011 advertising campaign and was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld as face of Chanel’s Plein Soleil eyewear collection this spring.
On being Cavalli’s new face, Christian Louboutin’s goddaughter finds she’s really greatly honored and lucky. “I feel like I have a tiger inside. I’m blessed and very grateful to have the opportunity to be the face of the Roberto Cavalli fragrance, it’s a real honour,” Elisa said.
The new floral-amber Cavalli scent was designed by perfumer Louise Turner of Givaudan. It includes orange blossom key notes, which stand for femininity, sensuality, and extravagance, but also notes of Tonka bean, pink peppercorn, vanilla absolute and benzoin, which make the fragrance typically Italian.
Speaking about the new fragrance, Eva Cavalli said in a press conference that, “This is so emotional for us, and I want to thank Michele and the Coty team for everything they have done. It’s been hard work, but also a lot of fun… We are very proud of this fragrance.”
We can’t help but wait to see the amazing new ads featuring Elisa Sednaoui and try the new scent from the luxurious label!
Photo courtesy of Roberto Cavalli