Shot at Versailles over four days, the 90-second commercial, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Name of the Rose) brings Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe back to life. Charlize runs up the stairs to greet them, all against the backdrop of a couture show in the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors). These famous "adorers" of Dior are all dressed by Dior.
In addition to Charlize's team, there were 12 makeup artists, 12 hair stylists, 220 extras, 40 actors and a technical team of 100 people on set. Theron has been the face of J'adore since 2004. Her first campaign featured the actress wrapped in golden sheets.