Benjamin Millepied to Front YSL’s New Men’s Scent


Yves Saint Laurent will debut the latest men's fragrance to its repertoire this September, and has chosen New York City ballet principal dancer, Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied to serve as the face of the campaign, according to WWD.

Millepied is also, perhaps most famously, engaged to Oscar winner Natalie Portman, whom he met while filming Black Swan, and who is currently pregnant with his child.

He isn't the first Black Swan alum to ink a deal with YSL men's fragrances—Millepied's other co-star, Vincent Cassel, fronted La Nuit de L'Homme cologne.

Portman, too, has experience representing a fragrance, if a less-than-pleasant -- the actress signed on as brand ambassador for Miss Dior Cherie in 2010, but subsequently, and very publicly, denounced the anti-semitic behavior of the brand's former creative director, John Galliano, putting that relationship in limbo.

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