Yowza! Kristen Stewart campaign for the new Chanel Chanel Métiers d’Art Collection Paris-Dallas just came out and it is gorgeous. The Karl Lagerfeld shot images are a reflection of the French fashion house’s interpretation of Americana. This collection suits Ms. Stewart and her rebellious style aesthetic. The collection includes his haute hoedown of blanket ponchos, holster belts, Deep South denim and billowing frontier frocks. That rocker chic twisted braids and messy bouffant must be tried stat!
“Typically I wouldn’t see myself as being the quintessential face of Chanel with the pearls and the classics but I liked stepping into that role and this suits me a little bit more than past collections because it is very American,” Kristen said in an interview with Grazia Daily.
Read an excerpt from Kristen’s interview with Grazia below and check out the full interview here.
– What do you think of Karl Lagerfeld?
Kristen Stewart: ‘He was born to fulfill the role he does, not just in the world of fashion but also in the arts. You know the reason people are intimidated by him is not because he projects that but because of what he has accomplished and everything that he represents. And then when you meet him, he’s the opposite of intimidating, he is everything that my experiences taught me about true artists which is that they do what they do because they love it and they need to do it and they have fun doing it. Therefore, when I get to collaborate with those people it’s nothing but everything that I want, all I want to do is to create things with people that are good at what they do and you sort of don’t get better than him. And just to put it sort of dumbly, even just in the way that we were shooting, if you have to try too hard to do something it’s probably because it’s not right. Everything today [on the set] was like breathing, it was so easy and he knew as soon as he saw what he wanted, it was like ‘done! ‘It was effortless and he’s awesome and he’s so sweet.’
How does the fashion world, and the experience of a fashion show, compare to the movie world and events such as the Oscars?
Kristen Stewart: ‘I love sitting down to a show and experiencing it with all of my senses, it’s about the music, the feeling in the room. Everything about a show is supposed to evoke a feeling and not all of them do, sometimes it’s just about the clothes and when you see a show that tells a story and has a setting and it has a context, it’s like watching a film. And so to be around that energy, that’s what I look for in my job and so I have nothing to do with fashion necessarily, I don’t make the clothes, I have nothing to do with it but just to be around that, is why I do what I do. I want to feel that creative energy and when you find yourself on a movie set and its right, it’s like to stumble upon a miracle and you can’t really take credit for it, you can’t control it, it just happens. And when you go to a good show, it’s like you are watching history, it’s like you are watching something that is like lighting a bottle, you know they hit something. I’ve been to two of the shows and each time it was a full experience, it wasn’t about the clothes or picking out what dresses you liked, it’s about watching it as a whole, watching the story unfold.’
What was the atmosphere like at the Paris-Dallas show? What inspires you most about this collection?
Kristen Stewart: ‘We were all transplants, none of us were from there so I think we all got there and felt fully transported into not just another place but another time. Without being remotely derivative it’s very referential of something that I come from. Chanel is this quintessentially French brand and they are really pulling from art, history and making a cowboy hat which you would never think would ever work for Chanel but they knocked it out! You know not just chic and elegant and beautiful which it all is but it’s also just so cool.’
– What is your favorite piece?
Kristen Stewart: ‘My favorite dress is the long black tulle one with embroidered stars, and the shoes that I’m wearing in the ad campaign.’ (Kristen Stewart is wearing patent calfskin lace-ups