Robert Pattinson and fashion house Dior can now officially claim the title “Most Persistent Rumored Partnership.”
After a flurry of excitement in October when it was widely reported that the Brit actor had been signed as the new face of a Dior men’s fragrance, the deal was reported to be worth nearly $12 million, with most even carrying a quote from Pattinson that he “likes the brand.”
But with no subsequent announcement by either the Dior or Pattinson’s reps, it was relegated to rumor status and nothing more.
Fast forward to today.
The Sun is reporting that the Cosmopolis actor shot a Dior campaign last year.
Apparently it was “steamy” and for menswear, not a fragrance.
Reportedly, the deal is for three years and worth $12 million, just as it was last time around.
The British newspaper is quite explicit in its description of the shoot, which it says it got from a Dior ‘source.’
It would probably be remiss not to include it here:
“The advert is sexually explicit. It is pushing the boundaries of what you can get away with in advertising. Robert is topless for part of it and kissing one of the [three] models with tongues. He really gets stuck in. There’s another scene where he takes part in a foursome in various states of undress, although it’s not clear whether those scenes will make the final cut. According to the people on set, he didn’t take much persuading to get into the role. He got stuck right in.”
The Telegraph wonders if this rather “raunchy” sounding shoot sounds as if something Dior’s creative director Raf Simons would be keen on. So does The Inquisitr.
All will apparently be revealed in May when the adverts are unveiled, so until then it’s a case of stand down fashionistas.
Are you hoping Robert Pattinson is the new face of (Mens) Dior?