I adore the iconic lingerie designer Chantal Thomass — even more so lensed by Ellen von Unwerth in Coke Light France’s latest collaboration. Previous campaigns have included Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, and Marc Jacobs.
Chantal Thomass designed this show opening ensemble for Naomi Campbell in the 1996 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, one of several projects that we collaborated on for Victoria’s Secret when I was the fashion director.
My record of holding French women in high regard is clear. (Read my 2008 Compared to American Women, French Women Don’t Get Fat and Have Hot Sex At Every Age and my 2010 Aging American Women Should Move to France. That’s for starters.
However, one little distress signal that went off in my mind reading about Coke Light France’s new campaign with the svelte Chantal Thomass is the growing body of scientific evidence that Diet Coke works against our having slim bodies. (Read last year’s Is Marc Jacobs Defying Obesity Science Promoting Diety Coke?)
A week ago America’s Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released new information about the expectation that drinking diet beverages will decrease calorie consumption.