Move over Cara Delevingne – there’s a new kid in town. Lily-Rose Depp has become one of fashion house Chanel’s latest muses, joining the likes of Kendall Jenner, Kristen Stewart and Alexa Chung in the growing number of celebrities who have fronted campaigns for the label.
It’s been a busy few months for Depp, who is the daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp. Not only has she recently appeared in Chanel’s autumn/winter couture show for Paris Fashion Week, she has also been chosen as the face of Chanel’s new Pearl eyewear campaign at just 16 years old, thus cementing her status as a fashion “it” girl.
So, what makes Depp so muse-worthy? Well, she’s a miniature version of her mother, Paradis, who starred in her own Chanel campaign back in 1990 at the age of 18. Paradis was a firm favourite of Karl Lagerfeld in the 1990s, and it looks like the same spark that inspired him back then can now be seen in Lily-Rose. You can see the striking resemblance between the two Paradis generations in this Vogue article which shows Vanessa’s original Chanel campaign.
In June, mother and daughter both featured in Chanel’s casino inspired runway show as they joined a host of other celebrities around a casino table in the centre of the catwalk. Lagerfeld was quoted in The Guardian as saying: “I like that elegant moment of beautiful people going into a casino wearing jewellery. It’s like a fantasy.”
Julianne Moore, Rita Ora, and Kristen Stewart were among the other celebrities asked to take part in this glamourous re-enactment of a casino parlour. Whilst the Chanel muses got their own tables in the spotlight, we can get our thrills with online casino games if we want a piece of the glitz. You can try some from here.
So what’s next for Lily-Rose Depp? Well, she just starred in rapper Rejjie Snow’s new video, All Around the World. In the video she plays a Thelma and Louise style character and bops along to Snow’s new track in the back seat of his car. This is a great PR move for both parties – Snow gets to look like one of fashion’s elites, and Depp aligns herself with the edgy allure of hip hop.
One thing’s for sure, it looks like Lily-Rose is set to follow her parents’ paths to superstardom. Watch this space.