We first heard that Thierry Mugler's iconic Angel fragrance was getting a new spokesmodel last week and at the time we speculated in the office if the gig would go to Gaga — after all she did walk for the designer in his A/W 2011 show. But it turns out that Naomi Watts' replacement is none other than sexy screen siren, Eva Mendes! She of banned Calvin Klein ads fame! It's fitting that the avant garde Mugler should pick someone a little risqué, we think, and Eva's sultriness is a perfect match for the fragrance that launched the gourmand genre. A Mugler spokesperson said of the signing:
"While Naomi Watts' ethereal beauty embodied the angelic aspect of the fragrance, Thierry Mugler chose to reignite the enticing and explosive dimensions of the fragrance with the sultry Mendes. Though her obviously flawless physical beauty is in perfect harmony with the artist's aesthetic canon, Ms. Mendes mesmerised Mugler with her independence, determination and humour."
What do you think about the news: is Eva a good fit for Angel? Are you a fan of the scent?