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Benjamin Millepied The Face Of YSL's L'Homme Libre Fragrance

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/03/2011 4:08 pm Updated: 08/03/2011 5:12 am

Benjamin Millepied is taking another turn in front of the camera and this time, he's the star.

The New York City Ballet dancer and fiance to Natalie Portman is the face of Yves Saint Laurent's newest fragrance for men, L'Homme Libre, WWD reported last month. And although the ads won't debut until September, YSL threw its spokesman a party on Wednesday, during which Millepied reflected on his latest project:

"It's wasn't one of my preoccupations at all. It's something I never really thought of. The positive thing about it, I think, is I'm a dancer and it's not usually the sort of thing...it's always actors or models."

That might just be a touch of modesty -- Millepied fronted Club Monaco's Fall 2010 campaign, busting some moves in dapper suits.

Think he'll take a few well-choreographed spins for YSL? Fingers crossed...

WATCH a semi-related, behind-the-scenes video of Benjamin dancing:

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