Karl Lagerfeld chose Lily-Rose as his muse, a role coveted by women the world over. She walked in Chanel's Fall 2015 Couture show, starred in the brand's eyewear ads and appeared in Lagerfeld's photography exhibit, Mademoiselle Privé. Ironically, Lily-Rose's mom, singer Vanessa Paradis, was also discovered by Lagerfeld around the same age.
The 16-year-old already graced the pages of two major fashion glossies: LOVE magazine, where she posed with Miley Cyrus' rumored girlfriend Stella Maxwell, and French Vogue in a shoot lensed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
She uses her platform for a good cause. Lily-Rose Melody Depp was brave enough to come out as gender fluid in photographer iO Tillett Wright's project, Self Evident Truths. The series of photos features 10,000 people who identify as anything other than 100 percent straight, including Cara Delevingne.
She's following in mom Vanessa Paradis' footsteps with a couple musical recordings under her belt. She found the melody for her mother's hit "New Year" when she was just 6 years old. Baby Lily-Rose Melody Depp can also be heard cooing in the background of the songs "Firmaman," "La Ballade de Lily Rose" and "Bliss." Life goals.
Her celebrity crew is the definition of #SquadGoals. She hangs out with luminaries like Willow Smith and parties beside the likes of Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne.
When she's not modeling for Chanel, singing with her mom or advocating for gender equality, Lily-Rose is making a name for herself in Hollywood. The teen shot Yoga Hosers alongside her dad Johnny Depp and Planetarium opposite Natalie Portman. In September, she landed her first major movie role as Isadora Duncan in The Dancer.
As rich, famous and beautiful as she is, Lily-Rose Melody Depp still chops her own onions...by HAND. She doesn't even use an electric chopper. And to think, most teenagers we know don't even cook.
Despite her burgeoning fame, Lily-Rose is still, quite adorably, a daddy's girl. Her father helps her with homework, supports her decision to come out as gender fluid and even has her name tattooed on his chest. He once donated $2 million to the hospital staff that saved her life when she suffered kidney failure from E.coli poisoning. Now that's love.
Lily-Rose has strong opinions on issues like income and wealth equality, the gender pay gap and college debt. She posted excerpts from presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' speech addressing each topic. Who else is that well-versed in politics at age 16?
She knows how to shut down shameful Internet trolls. When Lily-Rose Melody Depp addressed the Paris attacks in the caption of a selfie, followers criticized her image choice. She clapped back, saying, "If what you're worried about is what photo I post to talk about the Paris attacks and not the attacks themselves then you are very small minded. That was the last photo I took before the attacks happened. It is a terrifying and emotional night for everyone here in Paris, please only express good vibes and love. That is what we need right now." Preach.
We wish we were as cool as Lily-Rose Melody Depp. The 16-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis is a study in beauty: She inherited her father’s piercing brown eyes and sharp cheekbones alongside her mother’s full pout and heart-shaped face. But her good looks are just the beginning. She’s unafraid to stand up for what she believes in. She’s brave enough to advocate for the LGBTQ community and reveal her own gender fluidity to millions. And though she has a famous crew to rival Taylor Swift’s, over a million Instagram followers and an endorsement from Karl Lagerfeld himself, she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Check out the slideshow above for 10 reasons Lily-Rose is the coolest teen ever.