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​go behind the scenes at karl’s star studded chanel shoot

Lily-Rose Depp, Kristen Stewart, Alice Dellal, Jamie Bochert, Vanessa Paradis, Stella Tennant, Julianne Moore, Keira Knightley and more!

by Charlotte Gush
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29 September 2015, 11:42am

Karl Lagerfeld has gathered together an astonishing roster (well, it would be, considering it's Chanel) that includes Lily-Rose Depp and her mother Vanessa Paradis, Kristen Stewart, Alice Dellal, Jamie Bochert, Stella Tennant, Julianne Moore, Keira Knightley and more to create a series of iconic portraits in Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's apartment. The shoot presents the re-editions of Coco Chanel's only haute joaillerie collection, 1932's "Bijoux de Diamants," and, naturally, all of the women wear custom Chanel couture outfits to complement the stunning jewels. A behind the scene's film has been released to give us a sneak peek of the upcoming portraits, with comments from many of the women featured.

Lily-Rose Depp says, "What's so incredible about shooting with Karl is that he really knows how to bring out the best in someone, which then brings out the best in the clothes and it's a really good relationship in that sense, and the photos always end up looking really amazing." Kristen Stewart agrees, saying "I'm sure that as an artist Karl works instinctively and compulsively in the same way that he does in all of his mediums, but really as a photographer there's such a naturalism, once he sees something, you could be done in 5 minutes and you don't even realise that you've just finished the entire thing, because he just knows sort of exactly what he wants."

Speaking about the history of the house, Vanessa Paradis says "Gabrielle Chanel revolutionised fashion," explaining that, "She was amongst the first to dress women in menswear. At a time when women wore suffocating corsets, she went looking for freedom." Julianne Moore says, "It is the one fashion house that I think is really a perfect blend of modernity and classicism, which is what Coco Chanel was all about," with Stella Tennant adding that, "When you have a couture element in the house, I think it lifts everything because there's such precision, so there's a quality to the cut of the clothes, whether it's ready to wear or obviously the couture - it runs through, and I think that's quite unique." "I suppose it's timeless and modern at the same time," Keira Knightley adds.

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