Gwyneth Paltrow Offers Sound Advice to Brad Pitt About His New Skincare Line
Pitt credited Paltrow – the two were a couple from 1994 to 1997 – with helping to inspire the idea of a gender-neutral anti-aging line.
At an event for Veuve Clicquot ‘champagne lady’, Paltrow offered some helpful advice: “I think for any entrepreneur, and Brad included, you have to be committed to the integrity and authenticity of that you do,” she said.
“You have to know you’re doing something because you believe in it so much. That you have to do it because you think the world needs it rather than building a business for the sake of business.
Pitt also praised Paltrow for having him wash his face. “It was a long time ago. I don’t remember if it was me,” she said. “But you know, I always try to encourage everyone to wash their face. A clean face is a good thing, even for Brad!
A slew of celebrities, including Pitt, have recently turned their professional attention to non-acting endeavors, following in Paltrow’s footsteps. Including Scarlett Johansson and Jared Leto, these A-listers entered the beauty world with their own brands.
Gwyneth also spoke warmly of Veuve Clicquot herself, who was also an entrepreneur. “His story is truly inspiring. She’s an example of what can happen when entrepreneurs, especially female entrepreneurs, don’t take no for an answer,” said Paltrow, who joined the opening on Rodeo Drive alongside guests including Gal GadotLaura Harrier and charlie’s angels actor Ella Balinska, who hosted the evening. “I think we can all learn from his story.”
To honor the pioneering achievements of Madame Clicquot – she created the first known blended rosé champagne – art historian Camille Morineau and designer Constance Guisset brought together 10 female artists to commission original works of art for “Solaire Culture”, an immersive exhibition that salutes feminine audacity and invokes joy and optimism.
Among the artists whose works are featured in the exhibition – which opened yesterday – include Yayoi Kusama, Rosie McGuinness, Sheila Hicks and Tacita Dean, all of whom offered their unique take on Madame Clicquot’s audacious entrepreneurial spirit, who paved the way for generations of female entrepreneurs.
Like Madame Clicquot, Paltrow pivoted, moving from a Oscar winner acting career at way of life and The well-being industry as founder and CEO of goop. More than a decade after Paltrow launched her business in 2008, it has grown from a weekly newsletter to a brand valued at around $250 million.
“What I love about being an entrepreneur is the agency you have, and I also love working with a team,” Paltrow said on the arrivals carpet before viewing the exhibit. “Playing is really a solo sport and being able to really build something with a group of people who you care about and invest in, and who have all the different points of view, and all the different expertise, and galvanize everyone focused on the same thing makes it a very rewarding experience.
Casting Goop was no easy task, Paltrow candidly admits. “My set of challenges was very unique because I migrated from a career in the arts to a career in business,” she said. “I had to gain trust and support. But at the end of the day, it’s all business… It takes a lot of thought and a lot of concerted effort and really keeping an eye on the price, and of course there’s a terrible saving. There is always something to go through.
From recommending vaginal steam to sex toys and pubic hair oil, Goop’s curated products aren’t meant to titillate but to explore.
“When we started Goop, we were doing it from a very real, very honest place, and we continue to really try to change conversations and move the culture forward,” Paltrow said, wearing a cutout. Carolina Herrera dress with a long train. “Being an indispensable resource is really what we hope the client will remember. We started a lot of conversations about clean beauty and how important clean beauty is, we talked about modern feminism and unconscious decoupling, and incredible travel recommendations. Our goal is always to help the customer.
As Paltrow continues to dominate the wellness and lifestyle world, she promises she won’t give up on her acting career altogether. You can expect her to take on another role.
“I mean, I would never say never,” said Paltrow, who last appeared onscreen in the Netflix series The politician in 2020. “I promised my mother [Blythe Danner] that in the future I will go back there to make at least one film or a play.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.