Not Lang Lang: Naked pianist launches Gucci scent

Not Lang Lang: Naked pianist launches Gucci scent


norman lebrecht

July 21, 2015

Lang Lang, we know, has his own perfume.

This is Gal Gadot, the new face of a rival cosmetic. She explains:



You’re brave playing the piano naked. What were you thinking during that scene? “Just sit tight! And don’t move too much so nothing will pop out. I used to the play piano, so I was playing notes, but I was also thinking so much about not turning or not moving this way or that. I really liked that scene because I thought it was so original, and it shows a woman playing this big, powerful instrument, liberated in her own skin, feeling comfortable, and celebrating her own femininity.”


  • YR says:

    Oh, give us a break.
    She is not a pianist. She is an actress.

  • Alexander says:

    Actress/model plays piano for about two seconds in a Gucci advert. I’m not sure what that actually has to do with classical music.

    • CDH says:

      Not the point. The point was another opportunity for Norman to slag Lang Lang. If Gabriela Montero or Valentina Lisistska had launched a scent, we would never have seen this.

  • Neven P says:

    Is she offering piano lessons by any chance?

  • NYMike says:

    I liked the use of real instruments on the soundtrack.

  • Ed says:

    Is she playing Schubert?

  • David Boxwell says:

    She should be playing “Eine Kleine Nacktmusik.”

  • Dave T says:

    This ad has music? Hadn’t noticed.

  • Warwick says:

    It’s the campest thing I’ve seen for ages.