“I don’t really know who wouldn’t want to be the face of Chanel No. 5,” Lily-Rose Depp says matter-of-factly at a launch party for the fragrance at Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel on Thursday night. The actress and model is the face of Chanel’s latest fragrance, N°5 L’EAU. Well, sure. But most people don’t get the chance.
Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, on the other hand, seemed destined for Chanel. “For as long as I can remember I’ve just loved Chanel,” she said. “I always took my mom’s Chanel shoes or Chanel bag to play with, to try on. I always loved it and I always wanted to dress up like a little Chanel girl when I was younger.” Her own first Chanel item, in fact, came from her mom. “My mom gave me a Chanel dress when I was younger,” she said. “I felt special. I think anybody feels special in Chanel.”
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The 16-year-old actress recently appeared in Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers and has two upcoming films, Planetarium, which she stars in alongside Natalie Portman, and La Danseuse. Depp embraces being a teen, but she feels that style transcends age.
“It’s not about being an adult or a teenager,” Depp reflected on what fashion means to her. “I think you can always take fashion risks and adventures at any age.” She gestured at her sequined Chanel top. “This top is probably my greatest fashion risk,” she said. “Because it might burst open. But we’ve sewed it shut, so it’s okay.”