This week Lily Rose Depp was announced as the newest brand ambassador for Chanel after she was signed by Karl Lagerfeld as the face of the latest eyewear collection.
Lily Rose – the 16-year-old daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French model Vanessa Paradis – dons a pair of round jewelled sunglasses for the images which were published this week alongside a twelve-second video of Lily Rose peering over the pink lenses.
The move has caused controversy in some circles, with some branding the images ‘too seductive’ for a young woman of Depp’s age however Lagerfeld has retorted by saying: “Lily-Rose is stunning, she’s a young girl from a new generation with all the qualities of a star.”
Mother Vanessa Paradis has also modelled for the brand, aged just 18 in 1991 for one of Chanel’s fragrances and has since enjoyed a successful career in the fashion industry.
Looking fresh-faced and pretty with a tousled blonde bob, dark lipstick and a twee ivory Chanel blouse, Lily Rose has modelling talent coursing through her veins and in Lagerfield’s own words represents a ‘sweetness and femininity’ in these latest shots. Karl Lagerfield who has an eye for spotting the cool young ladies he enlists in his campaigns, has clearly made a savvy decision to shed the spotlight on Lily Rose and many of his protege’s such as Cara Delevingne and Emma Watson have become synonymous with the brands’ classic chic.
The shades Lily Rose is wearing are part of Chanel’s new Pearl collection – which if these images are anything to go by – is going to be super luxurious and elegant. We want in!
What do you think of the latest CHANEL campaign?