When you want to do couture with a casual, who-gives-a-fuck edge, KStew is really your go-to girl. She proved that last week when she nonchalantly walked the Chanel couture runaway and proves it again in the denim issue of Marie Claire, mixing high end pieces with distressed denim and vintage jean jackets. She also proves again just how great she is in front of the camera, giving the perfect mix of butch cool and femme haughtiness.
I’m not going to talk or even post pictures from this ugly, boring, sad-ass collection. I am, however, going to rant like a crazy person about the fantastic bit of PR that happened in the middle of the runway which was infinitely more exciting that the pieces Karl marched about on it. Karl Lagerfeld’s past muses gathered around Chanel roulette tables to wear bespoke couture and gamble without care like the rich people they are. The group included Rita Ora, Lily Collins, Vanessa Paradis and her daughter Lily Rose Depp (who at 16 isn’t legally old enough to gamble), models Lara Stone, Stella Tennant, Alice Dellal and Jamie Bochert, various males that I assume are famous in some way but I don’t care because men all look the same to me, and Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart, who played with a lipstick like a cigarette, pulled out Julianne Moore’s chair for her and then escorted her out like the chivalrous lesbian she is. Little styling touches – putting KStew in a velvet suit, a princess tiara on Lily Rose Depp, Vanessa Paradis in golden silk lounge wear, Jamie Bochert in vampire floating black chiffon – sold this little tableau, where everyone interacted only with each other and ignored the audience, giving the whole thing a voyeuristic thrill appropriate to any celebrity sighting.
Lily-Rose Depp is the 15 year old daughter of Johnny Depp and his former wife, French model and singer Vanessa Paradis. She’s recently gotten on the radar due to her so-on-trend-it-hurts Instagram where she’s doing the 90s redux as perfectly as only a child of two icons from the decade could do. Last month she attended a special Chanel event to much acclaim from the fashion industry, and in her first fashion editorial, she shows that she’s already perfectly at ease in front of the camera and posed to do big things.
Lily-Rose Depp photographed by Dana Boulos for Oyster, May 2015
The exhibit that will be featured at this year’s Met Gala will be China: Through the Looking Glass, focusing on Chinese imagery in art, fashion and film. Some of the exhibit’s pieces are highlighted in this editorial from this month’s Vogue, dramatically photographed by Steven Meisel. This editorial is yet another example of Fei Fei Sun’s ongoing and ever growing fierceness, giving us some haute couture glam with a vintage feel.
I am so glad that stylists are finally realizing that KStew is not a high femme and are finally allowing her to wear her own soft butch look. She’s infinitely more comfortable in front of the camera now when she can wear some menswear or her own jewelry. I’m also really happy to see the French embracing her since her being winning the Casaer, the first American actress to win the French version of the Oscar in history. KStew’s acting is improving, and her doing films like Still Alice with Julianne Moore and Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche are proof of that.