I’m in Paris today, so it’s only fitting that I heard the news that Vanessa Paradis, French model and partner to Johnny Depp, has been named the face of Chanel lipstick.
Vanessa has a long-standing relationship with the house, having first appeared in Coco ads in 1992; eleven years later, she was the Karl Lagerfeld’s muse for Cambon handbags and in 2010, she’ll be the face of Rouge Coco de Chanel lipstick.
What I adore about Chanel’s choice and Vanessa Paradis herself is how unequivocally FRENCH she is. She’s not perfect (French beauty never is), but she’s phenomenally sexy and carries herself like a woman, never a girl. She’s also aging gracefully, unlike all too many American stars.
What do you think of Vanessa Paradis’ ongoing relationship with Chanel?