It sounds like a shake-up is brewing in Chanel’s fragrance department. Audrey Tautou is the rumored star of the next commercial for the label’s No. 5 scent. But why oust Nicole Kidman?, we wondered. What did she do wrong? Then we remembered reading about all those things Lagerfeld told Premiere magazine he could do without, including children:
Do you ever wish you had a son to pass on your wisdom to, to continue the Chanel heritage?
That’s the last thing I want. I hate all children. For other people, it’s fine, but not for me. I was born not to be a family person.
And then it hit us: Nicole Kidman is highly pregnant right now and will soon be bringing a loathsome child into this world! So, yeah, maybe the Chanel folks are casting Tautou because she’s starring in the upcoming Coco Chanel biopic, or maybe Lagerfeld is repelled by Kidman’s life choices. Yes, he says it’s “fine” for other people, but can you imagine the Kaiser mingling with (a) a pregnant woman or (b) a baby? Oil and water, friends.