​go behind the scenes of 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 and i-D Staff
29 September 2015, 1:47pm

Karl Lagerfeld has gathered together an astonishing roster for his newest Chanel campaign 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 scenes 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 said, "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 agreed, 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 realize 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 said "Gabrielle Chanel revolutionized 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 said, "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 added.


Karl Lagerfeld
Kristen Stewart
Julianne Moore
Keira Knightley
Vanessa Paradis
Alice Dellal
Jamie Bochert
Lily-Rose Depp
stella tennant
mademoiselle prive