After landing the campaign for Chanel’s Paris-Dallas collection, sitting front row at the label’s shows and appearing as the new face of its latest handbag campaign, it’s clear that Kristen Stewart is one of Karl Lagerfeld’s favorites. Shot by the designer in his Paris-based studio against his signature dark gray backdrop, Kristen sports a timeless Chanel jacket with matching pants teamed with a white tee. But the focal point of the campaign is the iconic French fashion house’s latest coveted accessory — the 11.12 handbag, pictured here in black lambskin leather.
At first, our forums were treated to an exclusive preview of the ads. Forum member Slater didn’t get us off on a positive note: “Can Karl stop already… Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel must be fuming from her grave.” Is the shot of Kristen really that bad?
Melancholybaby soon fired back: “She was a terrible human being so who cares what she’s doing in her grave about a talentless actress fronting a campaign for her house?” Ouch!
“Haha, that’s exactly what I was thinking…” added la veronika in agreement.
“Really? Can she sell anything?” asked narcyza, questioning if the actress will even shift merchandise.
The rest were left unsure. “Kristen isn’t the best, but surely she’s better than the Charlotte Frees and Alice Dellals of this world. This image looks good, but her hair is a mess as usual,” exclaimed Benn98.
Steddycam91 was uncertain, too: “I’m on the fence about this. On the one hand, Kristen looks pretty, relaxed and chic. But it’s also quite… generic? She’s just been made to look like a mini-Carine with her artfully disheveled hair and slight pout and classic jacket. She just kind of blends in. Nice but forgettable. However, I’ll happily take that over the Karl photographic monstrosities we’ve seen of late.”
Await more campaign images and add your own two cents here.