When we heard Kristen Stewart was going to be the dour new face of Chanel, we were not entirely sure what to expect. She managed to look blank and bored while covered in flowers for Balenciaga, so we weren’t sure what Chanel could possibly do with her. Turns out Karl Lagerfeld had a cranky, preoccupied vision for his controversial Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection, and that vision combined perfectly with Stewart’s bored, disaffected face.
These photos of K-Stew’s ad campaign are surprisingly effective, and we let out a big sigh of relief that she was not wearing a feathered headdress. The tough-girl character suits her well, and she looks comfortable, instead of like a jaded teenager who got lost on a fashion shoot. It works better than we thought it would.
The photos were posted earlier today by Instagram user garcon_chanel, a good-looking young man who–if his Instagram is anything to go by–owns an ungodly amount of Chanel and one very cute cat. Chanel Boy also appears to have some useful insider knowledge about this particular collection. One user inquired about the tight-fitting cowboy boots K-Stew is wearing in these photos, and Chanel Boy pointed out some very useful information:
“[They come out in] Mid June but these are actually not boots. They are socks with a trompe-l’oeil cowboy-boots design and then a regular men’s looking shoe. To me, one of the best ideas from the show. So all you need to get are the socks !!”
That’s pretty cool. While we don’t imagine Chanel socks are cheap, they are almost certainly less expensive than Chanel boots would be. Also, we adore the idea of trompe-l’oeil socks.