Marion Cotillard named as new face of Chanel No.5 perfume

Marion Cotillard has been tapped as the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume.A representative for the French luxury brand took to Instagram on Monday to share the news, uploading a black-and-white image of the actress gazing directly at the camera. “Chanel…

Marion Cotillard has been tapped as the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume.

A representative for the French luxury brand took to Instagram on Monday to share the news, uploading a black-and-white image of the actress gazing directly at the camera.

“Chanel is delighted to announce that Marion Cotillard will be the face of the new advertising campaign for the iconic N°5 fragrance,” they added in the caption.

No further details, such as a release date for the full imagery, were announced.

Cotillard has ramped up her ties to Chanel in recent months, having attended several fashion shows and worn an embroidered black outfit to the Marrakech Film Festival’s opening ceremony in December and a couture ensemble to the Cesar Revelations 2020 event last month.

The 44-year-old follows in the footsteps of Gisele Bundchen, Brad Pitt, and Nicole Kidman in landing a Chanel No. 5 campaign, while Lily-Rose Depp fronted the launch of Chanel’s No.5 L’Eau perfume back in May 2016, Keira Knightley was the face of Coco Mademoiselle, and Margot Robbie is currently promoting Gabrielle Chanel Essence. Other Chanel brand ambassadors include Penelope Cruz, Kristen Stewart, and Pharrell Williams.

Previously, Cotillard served as a brand ambassador for rival house Christian Dior. She was chosen to promote the Lady Dior handbag in 2008 and went on to appear in at least 15 other campaigns. However, the La Vie En Rose actress parted ways with the company in 2017, not long after Maria Grazia Chiuri succeeded Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier as interim creative directors at the label.

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Lily-Rose Depp reminded of childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign

Lily-Rose Depp was reminded of her childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign.The 20-year-old, who was one of the muses of the late Karl Lagerfeld, is fronting the French fashion house’s Christmas adverts for their Chanel No.5 L’Eau f…

Lily-Rose Depp was reminded of her childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign.

The 20-year-old, who was one of the muses of the late Karl Lagerfeld, is fronting the French fashion house’s Christmas adverts for their Chanel No.5 L’Eau fragrance.

In the short film, directed by longtime Chanel collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, Depp can be seen sporting a retro 1940s-style look, with a bold red lip, a black and gold embroidered dress and an ivory Chanel beret. She’s sitting atop a huge bottle of Chanel No.5 L’Eau wearing red knee-high boots in the snow-covered scene, while looking into a snow globe, where she sees her lucky number five.

“I loved playing the character created by Jean-Paul,” Depp said in a statement. “The joy and wonderment reminded me of how I felt as a little girl on Christmas morning.”

Depp was cast in her first Chanel campaign at the age of 16 back in 2015, and became the face of their new fragrance Chanel No.5 L’Eau the following year. She went on to star in ads for Chanel’s Rouge Coco Gloss campaign and is still the youngest brand ambassador for the French fashion house to front global campaigns.

Depp recently opened up about her close relationship with Lagerfeld, who passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85.

“When we lost Karl this year, I was very sad. When I was little, I dreamed of doing what I do now, and he made my dreams come true. The time I was able to spend with him, on and off set, are memories I’ll always hold dearly,” she sweetly recalled to Vogue.

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Lily-Rose Depp enjoyed ‘diving into the research’ for The King

Lily-Rose Depp had fun “diving into the research” for her character in The King.In David Michod’s historical drama, the French-American actress plays Catherine of Valois, a princess forced to marry Britain’s King Henry V after he has conquered …

Lily-Rose Depp had fun “diving into the research” for her character in The King.

In David Michod’s historical drama, the French-American actress plays Catherine of Valois, a princess forced to marry Britain’s King Henry V after he has conquered her country.

The 20-year-old, the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, took on the role because she found the historical figure so fascinating.

“I didn’t know much about Catherine before starting, but I had fun diving into the research,” she told Vogue. “We even had historians on set who could answer questions. Catherine really has a voice and she came from a family of strong women.

“They were powerful, especially for that time period, and I think it was evident from the writing how much respect Joel (Edgerton) and David (Michod) had for Catherine. The women in The King are the voices of reason, the only ones untouched by the greed and thirst for power that consumes the men.”

In The King, Depp stars alongside rumoured boyfriend Timothee Chalamet and Robert Pattinson, who adopts a French accent to play her brother, the Dauphin of France.

Despite their familial connection, Depp and Pattinson didn’t get to work together and she didn’t have an opportunity to give him notes on his French accent.

“I asked him at one point when I saw him, I said: ‘Let’s hear the accent, Rob! We need to make sure these two are on the same family page.’ And he didn’t show me the accent!” the star laughed. “But, honestly, I thought he was great. He’s the perfect foil for the king, and pushes all of his buttons. You need that kind of comedic relief by that point in the film.”

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Lily-Rose Depp: ‘Karl Lagerfeld made my dreams come true’

Lily-Rose Depp has praised the late Karl Lagerfeld for making her modelling dreams come true.The creative director of Chanel passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85, leaving the world of fashion in mourning. …

Lily-Rose Depp has praised the late Karl Lagerfeld for making her modelling dreams come true.

The creative director of Chanel passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85, leaving the world of fashion in mourning.

But now, Lily-Rose – who is the daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp – has opened up about her relationship with the godfather of fashion in a new interview with Vogue.com, and recalled meeting Lagerfeld when she was a child.

“I was eight years old and with my mother. She was doing a fitting and brought me up to the atelier. I remember him being surrounded by fabrics and drawings,” the 20-year-old shared. “When we lost Karl this year, I was very sad. When I was little, I dreamed of doing what I do now, and he made my dreams come true. The time I was able to spend with him, on and off set, are memories I’ll always hold dearly.”

The model and actress, who can be seen in the new historical drama The King alongside boyfriend Timothee Chalamet, is working closely with Virginie Viard, Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel.

“I love Virginie. I’ve known her since I started at Chanel. She’s so talented and I don’t think anyone is better suited to keeping his memory alive,” Lily-Rose gushed. “In every Chanel show, I feel like there are pieces of Karl. We still see his influence, his genius at work.”

And the rising star is still proud to be involved with the French fashion house.

“I’ve known the whole team since I was little and to be able to work with them now is a huge point of pride for me. The work is great, but the people behind it make it really special – like Karl,” she explained.

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Naomi Campbell & Claudia Schiffer tapped to star in Chanel’s J12 watch campaign

Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer are among the stars to appear in the campaign for Chanel’s new J12 watch.Executives for the French luxury label unveiled the design on Monday (29Apr19), with the elegant timepiece available with either a white or bla…

Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer are among the stars to appear in the campaign for Chanel’s new J12 watch.

Executives for the French luxury label unveiled the design on Monday (29Apr19), with the elegant timepiece available with either a white or black ceramic strap.

The accompanying marketing imagery has the catchphrase, “It’s all about seconds,” and in one grey-toned clip from the photoshoot helmed by Brigitte Lacombe, Campbell is seen posing with the watch.

“What time is it? It’s now five o’clock. I’m not one of those people that wants time to stop. My favourite time of the day is sunset, the golden hour. Everything’s that beautiful, golden light. Everyone looks so beautiful in that light – no one can look bad,” the British supermodel states in the video, according to WWD.

While in her video, German beauty Schiffer reflects on how she was spotted by a model scout in a nightclub in Dusseldorf in 1987 when she was just 17, and how her fashion career took off from there.

“A watch is to tell the time, but it’s also an expression of what you like – a fashion expression, so who you are. I time all my meetings because I don’t like to be late. Because I’m German,” she smiled.

The campaign also features appearances from a diverse range of women, including Chanel brand ambassadors like Keira Knightley, Vanessa Paradis and her 19-year-old daughter Lily-Rose Depp, as well as French actresses Carole Bouquet and Anna Mouglalis, Hollywood icon Ali MacGraw, and Chinese star Liu Wen. The only man to be cast is Hong Kong-based singer/actor William Chan.

Regarding the concept, Chanel’s Thomas du Pre de Saint-Maur explained that the objective of the campaign was to explore each person’s “extremely different” experiences with time.

“This is what we wanted to tell, through the portraits of a certain number of women, we can explain that time is something extremely personal while at the same time, we are all more or less linked by this subjective experience with time,” he told the fashion publication.

Chanel’s J12 watch is priced from $6,050 (£4,675).

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Lily-Rose Depp loves experimenting with wigs

Lily-Rose Depp prefers to experiment with wigs rather than dye her hair.The actress and model, who is the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, has grown up surrounded by fashion royalty, so it’s no surprise that she likes to have fun with her…

Lily-Rose Depp prefers to experiment with wigs rather than dye her hair.

The actress and model, who is the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, has grown up surrounded by fashion royalty, so it’s no surprise that she likes to have fun with her look.

As a result, Lily has discovered the value of wigs, which allow her to try out a plethora of new looks without committing.

“I don’t colour my hair but I love wearing wigs, just for fun,” she smiled in an interview with British Vogue. “I haven’t worn one to an event or anything yet but me and my friends love putting them on and doing photoshoots and stuff like that. Luckily I have some friends who are fantastic photographers so the pictures are pretty good and fun memories to have.”

When it comes to her own “really thin” hair, she avoids using too many products and will sometimes sleep with coconut oil in to keep it nourished.

And Lily-Rose has also been able to learn from the best in the beauty industry through her role as the face of Chanel’s No.5 L’Eau fragrance.

Her mother starred in a campaign for its Coco scent in 1991, so the 19-year-old has always shared a special relationship with the French fashion house.

“My first memories of Chanel are really actually quite family-orientated. Digging around in my mum’s closet,” she reflected. “You know, Chanel is really the first thing that comes to mind when I think of fashion because I would try on all of her dresses and shoes – even though I was in diapers at the time! There’s actually a picture of me in a diaper wearing Chanel pumps.”

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Chanel unveils Egypt-inspired Metiers d’Art collection

Chanel unveiled an Egypt-inspired Metiers d’Art collection in New York City on Tuesday night (04Dec18).The French luxury house, led by creative director Karl Lagerfeld, presents a runway show outside of the traditional fashion schedule each year in ord…

Chanel unveiled an Egypt-inspired Metiers d’Art collection in New York City on Tuesday night (04Dec18).

The French luxury house, led by creative director Karl Lagerfeld, presents a runway show outside of the traditional fashion schedule each year in order to honour the craftsmanship of artisan partners, with the 2018/2019 spectacle taking place outside of the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur, which is now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Regarding the location, a Chanel representative explained that Lagerfeld was inspired by the sandstone temple and its history when crafting the new collection.

“Commissioned during the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar around 10 B.C., the Temple is today one of the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt,” they said in a statement. “Gifted to the United States in 1965 in recognition of the country’s support of the UNESCO International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia, and awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967, the Temple continues to inspire all who see it.”

Chanel brand ambassadors such as Lily-Rose Depp, Margot Robbie, Penelope Cruz, and Marion Cotillard all turned out for the presentation, which kicked off with a model sporting a white gown, dark gold boucle jacket, tassel necklace, and shiny gold pumps.

Signature Chanel staples, including tweed skirt and jacket sets, black dresses and knee-high boots, were given a touch of Egyptian flair, with many garments featuring bold patterns, hieroglyphic-inspired prints, and dramatic necklines which wouldn’t look out of place on Cleopatra or a Pharaoh.

Chanel brand ambassador Pharrell Williams got into the spirit of the show and walked the runway in a gold sweater with beaded collar, gold trousers, and gold boots, with the look topped off with heavy eye make-up, while model Kaia Gerber donned a white T-shirt and denim combination.

For the presentation, pieces were made by a number of artisans. Buttons, jewellery, belt buckles as well as handbag clasps came from the House of Desrues, flowers and feathers from the House of Lemarie, fabric pleating was completed by craftspeople at Maison Lognon, hats were manufactured by Maison Michel and embroidery was created by Atelier Montex.

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Lily-Rose Depp: ‘I love working with sweet Karl Lagerfeld’

Lily-Rose Depp is thrilled to be working with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel because he is one of nicest people she has ever met. The fashion mogul and photographer isn’t beloved by everyone in the style world, but Johnny Depp’s actress daughter reveals she…

Lily-Rose Depp is thrilled to be working with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel because he is one of nicest people she has ever met.

The fashion mogul and photographer isn’t beloved by everyone in the style world, but Johnny Depp’s actress daughter reveals she first met Lagerfeld when she was eight and thought he was lovely.

Now 19, Lily-Rose tells VMagazine.com, “I did my first campaign for Chanel when I was 15, which was crazy. I remember when they told me, I thought I was dreaming. For a 15-year-old girl to be told that, I was just so excited and just couldn’t believe that they wanted me.

Karl and I actually met when I was like eight, with my mom (Vanessa Paradis). He’s so sweet. It really is rare to find someone like that who is such an icon in so many ways, and has been for so long, but who is just such a genuinely sweet and welcoming person.”

The actress and model agreed to sit down with pal Kristen Stewart for the magazine chat, and revealed she has found a new home in New York, where she has been photographed kissing boyfriend Timothee Chalamet.

“I’m staying in New York for a few months this fall,” she explains. “I feel like with every change like that, you grow so much. And I feel like this year I’ve done a lot of growing and become more independent. So I think that will be good for me… I have a good feeling about it. It goes with my trying to be more independent.

“I feel like I’ve come into my own a lot as a woman this year so I feel like it’s going to help me continue on that road.”

Depp also titillates on the cover of the magazine by posing nude. Clever camera angles protect her modesty.

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Chanel launching make-up for men

Chanel is gearing up to launch its first-ever make-up collection for men.The French luxury company, led by creative director Karl Lagerfeld, has cosmetics lines stocked in a number of department stores across the world, with celebrities such as Lily-Ro…

Chanel is gearing up to launch its first-ever make-up collection for men.

The French luxury company, led by creative director Karl Lagerfeld, has cosmetics lines stocked in a number of department stores across the world, with celebrities such as Lily-Rose Depp, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart all fronting recent campaigns for the skincare and beauty products.

Now, it appears that Chanel bosses are seeking to tap into the growing men’s grooming market and are set to unveil a range to be known as Boy de Chanel.

“Just as Gabrielle Chanel borrowed elements from the men’s wardrobe to dress women, Chanel draws inspiration from the women’s world to write the vocabulary of a new personal aesthetic for men,” a company representative said in a statement, according to WWD. “Lines, colours, attitudes, gestures… There is no absolutely feminine or masculine prerequisite: Style alone defines the person we wish to be.”

To begin, the collection will include three items; a tinted fluid available in four colours, a matte lip balm and an eyebrow pencil. The name of the range is apparently named after Boy Capel, the English polo player who was the lover and muse of brand founder Coco Chanel.

“By creating Boy de Chanel, its first make-up line for men, Chanel reaffirms the ever-changing codes of an unchanging vision: Beauty is not a matter of gender, it is a matter of style,” the spokesperson added.

The Boy de Chanel line will first drop in boutiques in South Korea on 1 September (18) and is due to be stocked in other stores and online in November.

Beauty giants including Tom Ford and Clinique have released products aimed at men in the past, while YouTube stars such as James Charles and Manuel Gutierrez have proven that men’s make-up is no longer a novelty.

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Adut Akech thrilled to be tapped as Chanel couture’s ‘bride’

Adut Akech has described her appearance as the “bride” at Chanel’s fall 2018 couture show as a dream come true.The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Australia, made her runway debut for Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2017 show in Septembe…

Adut Akech has described her appearance as the “bride” at Chanel’s fall 2018 couture show as a dream come true.

The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Australia, made her runway debut for Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2017 show in September 2016 and has since gone on to walk for the likes of Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Kenzo.

However, it was being handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to wear the bridal outfit at Chanel’s latest fashion show held as part of Paris Couture Week on Tuesday (03Jul18) that she considers to be one of the most important moments of her career.

“Wow, where do I even begin. After opening the last Chanel cruise show, I honestly didn’t think it could get any better but I was wrong because I just closed this one,” she captioned a post of her at the Chanel spectacle on her Instagram page. “There is no amount of words that can express what this moment means to me. The beauty of having a dream is watching it come to life.”

Adut is the second black model to land the prestigious honour, as fellow Sudanese model Alek Wek graced the runway as the Chanel bride in 2004. Other fashion stars tapped to sport bridal attire in the finale of the show include Lily-Rose Depp, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne.

“Cannot believe I just made history by being Chanel’s second black couture bride, this is one of my most proudest achievement (sic) !!!” the 18-year-old continued. “Thank you so much from the deepest bottom of my heart for once again believing in me. It was a lifetime honour being the chosen bride to close your beautiful show in the MOST breathtaking dress I have ever seen in my life. This was just a special moment that I will always remember and cherish for as long as I live. Thank you to everyone who has stuck by my side and continuously always supporting me.”

Adut sported a turquoise outfit and matching veil for the Chanel presentation and even accompanied Lagerfeld and his godson Hudson Kroenig at the conclusion of the fashion extravaganza.

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