V Magazine Presents ‘The Chanel Book’: The Subjects

V Magazine Presents ‘The Chanel Book’: The Subjects

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V Magazine Presents ‘The Chanel Book’: The Subjects

Stay tuned as we unveil a constellation of luminaries, including the likes of Grace Elizabeth and Taras Romanov

Stay tuned as we unveil a constellation of luminaries, including the likes of Grace Elizabeth and Taras Romanov

Photography: Inez & Vinoodh

Text: Ayesha Le Breton

V Magazine celebrates the launch of  The Chanel Book,  brought to life through the lens of revered photography duo Inez and Vinhood. Last week, cover stars Lily-Rose Depp, JENNIE of Blackpink, and Margot Robbie offered a glimpse into the limited-edition art book, promising intimate portraits and ruminations from a plethora of powerhouse talents.

The Maison of Chanel will forever be intertwined in our publication's history. Available to pre-order on shop.vmagazine.com, the hardbound opus is a stunning ode to this longstanding partnership, capturing the legendary brand's timeless magic.

Tune in over the next few days as we unveil the remarkable subjects, and a snippet of their interviews—photographed virtually, in all corners of the worlds—who grace the glossy pages of the fashion keepsake.

Margot Robbie

What words do you live by?

Someone’s gonna do it, it might as well be you.

Margot Robbie wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Quannah Chasinghorse 

What words do you live by?

Always remember who you are and where you come from. I am Han Gwich’in from my Indigenous lands, from where salmon swim, eagles soar and caribou migrate, the air is fresh, and my ancestors have lived here for millennia.

Quannah Chasinghorse wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Precious Lee

What’s the last thing that made you cry?

Meditating on gratitude.

Precious Lee wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Whitney Peak 

What is freedom to you?

Nina Simone said it best, “Freedom to me is no fear.”

Whitney Peak wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Lovie Simone

What is the most profound discovery you’ve made about yourself this past year?

A profound discovery I’ve made is learning how to be a more active participant in my life. That means trusting the decisions I make 100 percent

Lovie Simone wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Vivienne Rohner

If you could travel to the past for one day where would you go?

I would travel to David Bowie’s final night of his 1978’s Isolar II World Tour, at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on December 12.

Vivienne Rohner wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Chloe Sevigny

What’s the best advice you’ve ever rejected?

Don’t kiss every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

Chloe Sevigny wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Rachel Zegler

What’s the last thing that made you cry?

A therapeutic rewatch of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Rachel Zegler wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Lily Collins

What is the most profound discovery you’ve made about yourself this past year?

I’m still discovering who I am. And I’m pretty sure that journey will never end. That, and I’m a damn good multi-tasker.

Lily Collins wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Varsha Thapa

What is your most treasured possession?

My diaries—they have all my secrets.

Varsha Thapa wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Lisa Eisner

What’s the best advice you’ve ever rejected?

Only eat half a sandwich.

Lisa Eisner wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

JENNIE

What is your most treasured possession?

Mum’s pieces that I can mix and match with my “modern” items. I share a closet with my mum, and I love her vintage items.

Jennie wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Lily-Rose Depp

Who do you envy?

My grandmother when she was in her 20’s—granted every era had its problems, but to live out your youth in a time free of social media (and COVID) feels very enviable to me!

Lily-Rose wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Imaan Hammam

If you could travel to the past for one day, where would you go?

I would go back to the ‘90s to see how my parents fell in love.

Imaan wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Lauren Lovette

Who do you envy?

I envy women with long wildly thick red hair, any human with a witty sense of humor, people who can lift other people above their head, and my cat Jerry’s life.

Lauren wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Parker Van Noord

What words do you live by?

Not to be let down by expectation.

Parker wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Soo Joo Park

If you could travel to the past for one day, where would you go?

What’s the point of dredging up the past? I want to see what my now can bring me.

Soo Joo wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Tali Lennox

If you could be a character in a movie, who would it be?

Josephine Baker—if only—she was the definition of a fucking cool woman (excuse my French).

Tali wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Rebecca Leigh Longendyke

What’s the best advice you’ve ever rejected?

“You should drink less coffee.”

Rebecca wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Grace Elizabeth

What words do you live by?

A quote from Robert Brault “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Grace Elizabeth wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Tomi Adeyemi

If you could travel to the past for one day, where would you go? 

You can travel to the past. You just have to read a book.

Tomi wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Amanda de Cadenet

What are you most passionate about?

Authentic heart connections that inspire growth, creativity, and joy.

Amanda wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Taras Romanov

What words do you live by?

Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water.

Taras wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Selma Blair

What words do you live by?

“This is gonna hurt,” or “This too shall pass.” It depends on the day, you see. They can be used in tandem.

Selma wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Rebecca Walker

Who do you envy?

People who don’t envy.

Rebecca wears CHANEL metal & strass necklace

Tavi Gevinson

What’s the best advice you’ve ever rejected?

“Always take the meeting.”

Tavi wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection, on lips: CHANEL Rouge Coco Bloom.

Oslo Grace

What’s one thing you would change about your industry?

More inclusivity, more kindness, less hamster wheel scarcity feelings. But that truly starts within our own hearts.

Oslo wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Aisling Franciosi

If you could be a character in a movie, who would it be?

Miss Piggy. So much sass! (Perhaps minus the frog abuse though.)

Aisling wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Jazzelle

What words do you live by?

Work hard and be gentle with yourself.

Aisling wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Leigh Lezark

What’s the last thing that made you laugh?

My son...on a daily basis. Literally using my own words in the right context against me.

Leigh wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Talia Ryder

If you could be a character in a movie, who would it be? 

Napoleon Dynamite, mainly for his dance routine.

Talia wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Saskia de Brauw

What’s one thing you would change about your industry?

The industry has to become sustainable to sustain our future on Earth.

Saskia wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Niyo Malik

What are you most passionate about?

Right now, I would say a life of service. A life that I’m proud of, in general. Giving back more than I take from the world.

Niyo wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Marie Louise Khondji

What is your favorite indulgence?

Turning my phone off.

Marie Louise wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Lily Aldridge

What’s the best advice you’ve ever rejected?

To get rid of the gap in my teeth. I love my smile.

Lily wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

Crystal Moselle

What is the most profound discovery you’ve made about yourself this past year? 

Dancing is a medicine for my happiness.

Crystal wears CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection

To read the full interviews, head to shop.vmagazine.com to pre-order your copy now. 

Credits:

PRODUCTION: VLM STUDIOS; CASTING: GREG KRELENSTEIN; MARGOT ROBBIE: MAKEUP PATI DUBROFF (FORWARD ARTISTS), HAIR BRYCE SCARLETT (THE WALL GROUP), MANICURE TOM BACHIK, LOCAL PRODUCTION SUZY KANG, DANI FERNANDEZ (GE PROJECTS), PHOTO ASSISTANTS TYLER OFSTEDAHL, VINNIE MAGGIO; PRECIOUS LEE: DECEMBER 10, 2020 - NEW YORK, MAKEUP SIL BRUINSAM (THE WALL GROUP); WHITNEY PEAK: DECEMBER 5, 2020 - NEW YORK, MAKEUP FULVIA FAROLFI (BRYAN BANTRY), HAIR; JAMES PECIS (BRYAN ARTISTS, STYLIST ASSISTANT JARED DEPRIEST, MAKEUP ASSISTANT ROBERT REYES, HAIR ASSISTANTS ANTON ALEXANDER, KELLI HOFF; QUANNAH CHASINGHORSE, LOVIE SIMONE AND VIVIENNE ROHNER: DECEMBER 12, 2020, NEW YORK, MAKEUP FULVIA FAROLFI (BRYAN BANTRY), HAIR WARD (THE WALL GROUP), MANICURE MEGUMI YAMAMOTO (SUSAN PRICE NYC), STYLIST ASSISTANT JARED DEPRIEST, MAKEUP ASSISTANT ROBERT REYES, HAIR ASSISTANTS BRIAND CASEY, DERRICK KEITH, MANICURE ASSISTANT KANA KISHITA. Chloe Sevigny: December 9, 2020 - New York Makeup Sil Bruinsma (The Wall Group); Rachel Segler: December 5, 2020 - New York, Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair James Pecis (Bryant Artists), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant, Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Anton Alexander, Kelli Hoff; Lily Colins: February 7, 2021 - Los Angeles - Stylist George Cortina Makeup Fiona Stiles (A-Frame), Hair Gregory Russell (The Wall Group), Local production Suzy Kang, Dani Fernandez (GE Projects), Photo assistants Tyler Ofstedahl, Vinnie Maggio, Stylist assistant Jack Eustace; Varsha Thappa: December 12, 2020 - New York- Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto (Susan Price NYC). Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith, Manicure assistant Kana Kishita; Lisa Eisner: November 13, 2020 - Los Angeles Shot on iPhone 12;: JENNIE: STYLIST PARK MINHEE, MAKEUP JO YEON WON, HAIR LEE SEONYEONG, MANICURE EUN KYUNG PARK; LILY-ROSE DEPP: MAKEUP HUNG VANNGO (THE WALL GROUP), HAIR JIMMY PAUL (SUSAN PRICE NYC); Imaan Hammam, Soo Joo Park: December 13, 2020 - New York, Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto, (Susan Price NYC), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith, Manicure assistant Kana Kishita; Lauren Lovette: December 9, 2020 - New York - Makeup Sil Bruinsma (The Wall Group); Parker Van Noord: December 12, 2020 - New York - Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto (Susan Price NYC), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith, Manicure assistant Kana Kishita; Tali Lennox: December 5, 2020 - New York- Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair James Pecis (Bryant Artists), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Anton Alexander, Kelli Hoff; Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Grace Elizabeth, Taras Romanov: December 13, 2020 - New York - Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto (Susan Price NYC), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith, Manicure assistant Kana Kishita; Tomi Adeyemi: February 7, 2021 - Los Angeles - Stylist George Cortina, Local production Suzy Kang, Dani Fernandez (GE Projects), Photo assistants Tyler Ofstedahl, Vinnie Maggio, Stylist assistant Jack Eustace; Amanda de Cadenet: November 13, 2020 - Los Angeles - Shot on iPhone 12; Selma Blair: February 7, 2021 - Los Angeles, Stylist George Cortina, Makeup Rachel Goodwin (A-Frame), Hair Chris McMillan (Solo Artists), Manicure Ashley Johnson (The Wall Group), Local production Suzy Kang, Dani Fernandez (GE Projects), Photo assistants Tyler Ofstedahl, Vinnie Maggio, Stylist assistant Jack Eustace;Rebecca Walker: November 13, 2020 - Los Angeles, Makeup Robert Reyes (Bryan Bantry) using Chanel makeup, Shot on iPhone 12; Tavi Gevinson: December 13, 2020 - New York- Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto (Susan Price NYC), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith, Manicure assistant Kana Kishita; Oslo Grace: December 12, 2020 - New York - Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto (Susan Price NYC), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith, Manicure assistant Kana Kishita; Aisling Franciosi: December 5, 2020 - New York - Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair James Pecis (Bryant Artists), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Anton Alexander, Kelli Hoff; Jazzelle: December 13, 2020 - New York - Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto (Susan Price NYC), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith, Manicure assistant Kana Kishita; Leigh Lezark: December 9, 2020 - New York - Makeup Sil Bruinsma (The Wall Group);Talia Ryder, Crystal Moselle: December 5, 2020 - New York- Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair James Pecis (Bryant Artists), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Anton Alexander, Kelli Hoff; Saskia de Brauw, Niyo Malik: December 13, 2020 - New York -Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto (Susan Price NYC), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith, Manicure assistant Kana Kishita; Marie Louise Khondji: December 10, 2020 - New York - Makeup Sil Bruinsma (The Wall Group); Lily Aldridge: December 12, 2020 - New York - Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair Ward (The Wall Group), Manicure Megumi Yamamoto (Susan Price NYC), Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Brian Casey, Derrick Keith Manicure assistant Kana Kishita

 

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