6 inspiring voices

N°5, 100 Years of Celebrity

N°5 did not merely transform the world of fragrance. It inspired a generation of innovators, changemakers and disrupters. It became a cultural icon itself. Now, 6 prominent voices from the spheres of film, academia, media and dance reflect on the phenomenon of celebrity.
See how the next century will shape creativity, culture and society.

“The greatest kind of celebrity is that which stands the test of time. It is based on creation, the way in which we share what we create, the way in which we share who we are.”

Marion Cotillard

Celebrated Academy Award–winning actress Marion Cotillard is the House Ambassador of N°5.
“I wanted to inspire the kids in Memphis. Street dance is contemporary, it is fine art.”

Lil Buck

Jookin dancer
An innovative movement artist and choreographer, Lil Buck popularized jookin, a form of street dance he mastered at just 13 years old.
“Right now, probably under 100 people worldwide will be remembered in 50 years.”

Graydon Carter

Former Editor, Vanity Fair, and Founder, Air Mail
Graydon Carter has overseen some of the most iconic stories influencing celebrity culture, first in his 25 years at the helm of Vanity Fair and, more recently, at Air Mail.
“An étoile never burns out because she creates her own light.”

Marie-Agnès Gillot

Prima Ballerina
Distinguished ballet dancer and choreographer Marie-Agnès Gillot is the first in-house female dancer to choreograph for the Paris Opera Ballet and the youngest dancer ever to have joined its corps, doing so at age 15.
“What we need is more female celebrities who fully understand that popularity and social responsibility are on equal footing.”

Hung Huang

Writer and Blogger
A champion of women’s empowerment and an advocate of the Chinese fashion industry, Hung Huang is one of the most influential and groundbreaking media figures in China.
“Famous people are becoming not so different from us, and everyday regular people are becoming famous.”

Laurie Santos

Psychologist and Professor at Yale University
An expert on human cognition, its origins and the evolutionary biases that influence our lives, Laurie Santos teaches Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years, Psychology and the Good Life.
100 years
of celebrity