PARIS COUTURE WEEK

Lily-Rose Depp Closed the Chanel Spring 2017 Haute Couture Show in a Wedding Dress

The 17 year-old daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis beat out Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid for the coveted closing spot in Chanel’s Spring 2017 Haute Couture show.


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Here comes the bride…

As Paris Couture Week marches on, Karl Lagerfeld presented his spring collection for Chanel at the Grand Palais, sending out 66 ladylike looks that ranging from waist-cinching tweed suits to fully sequined and feathered gowns. Of course, as it customary with any Chanel couture show, it was the final look that had the most cachet – the coveted Chanel bride, who also accompanies Lagerfeld for his final bow.

This year’s honors went to neither a Jenner nor a Hadid, though both families were represented in the lineup, but rather 17 year-old model and actress Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, who took to the runway wearing a blush pink gown covered in ruffles.

Chanel’s Couture Brides Throughout History, From Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista to Kendall Jenner and Lily-Rose Depp

Karl Lagerfeld and Claudia Schiffer struck a playful pose at the Chanel Couture fall 1991 show.

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And they had so much fun, they did it again for the Chanel Couture fall 1992 show.

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Lagerfeld covered his muse with lace at the Chanel Couture fall 1993 show.

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And let her go scantily clad and solo for the Chanel Couture spring 1993 collection.

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Schiffer did her best showgirl impression at the Chanel Couture spring 1994 show.

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Devon Aoki brought a punk twist to the Chanel Couture fall 1999 show in a voluminous cape—and cemented her status as a muse in the process.

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Aoki returned with a feathery twist for the Chanel Couture spring 2000 show.

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And again for Chanel Couture fall 2000.

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Two models are better than one—a lesson Lagerfeld took to heart at the Chanel Couture fall 2001 show.

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Linda Evangelista provided ample arm candy at the Chanel Couture fall 2003 show.

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A cape-clad Alek Wek stole the show at the Chanel Couture fall 2004 show.

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A bouquet of flowers was the perfect accessory at the Chanel Couture fall 2005 show.

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As ankle boots were at the Chanel Couture spring 2006 show.

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Irina Lazareanu’s boots were a bit higher at the Chanel Couture fall 2006 show.

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At the Chanel Couture fall 2007 show, Lagerfeld put head-to-toe lace to the test on a garden path.

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And challenged Raquel Zimmermann to look chic in a glimmering bonnet.

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Devon Aoki made a triumphant splash as a pregnant bride at the Chanel Couture spring 2008 show.

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As Sasha Pivovarova did at the Chanel Couture fall 2008 show in ruffles.

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Lagerfeld’s muse Baptiste Giabiconi accompanied Lara Stone down the aisle at the Chanel Couture fall 2009 show.

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And Abbey Lee Kershaw at the Chanel Couture spring 2010 show.

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Baptiste Giabiconi, the eternal groom, got wild with a lion head at the Chanel Couture fall 2010 show.

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Lindsey Wixson marched solo at the Chanel Couture fall 2012 show.

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Erin Wasson knew to credit the Kaiser for her magnificent Chanel Couture fall 2013 gown.

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Kendall Jenner did, as well. Here she is giving Lagerfeld a kiss at the end of the Chanel Couture fall 2015 show. XOXO.

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Lily-Rose Depp made her Chanel Couture debut in the coveted bridal position, on the arm of Karl Lagerfeld.

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Luna Bijl walks the runway during the Chanel spring 2018 couture show with Lagerfeld muse Hudson Kroenig.

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Fall 2018’s couture show saw 18-year-old Adut Akech join Alek Wek as one of the rare black brides in Chanel’s history, as well as link hands with not only Kroenig but also his younger bro, Jameson.

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She may have had to take her bow sans Karl, but Vittoria Ceretti still managed to steal the show at Chanel’s spring 2019 couture show, thanks to the sparkly sequined swimsuit and bathing cap that accompanied her requisite massive veil.

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Vittoria Ceretti returned to the runway as the bride for Chanel’s first couture show without Karl Lagerfeld in decades, which also marked the couture debut of Virginie Viard, who’s taken his place at the helm of the house. This time, Ceretti also kept things casual: She wore a silky pale pink ensemble that bore a resemblance to a (very chic) pair of pajamas.

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A look back at some of Karl Lagerfeld’s most famous couture brides.

Today’s walk marks Depp’s second runway romp for Chanel, following her debut in December at the house’s Métiers d’Art show, where she walked alongside Cara Delevingne, herself a former couture bride several times over, Sofia Richie and Pharrell Williams, among others. The teen has previously starred in an eyewear campaign for the house back in 2015, and is currently the face of the fragrance, Chanel No.5 L’eau.

Lagerfeld-beloved genes run in the family, as Paradis has also been a longtime muse to the designer. In 1991- eight years before Depp was born – she starred in the Jean Paul-Goude helmed campaign for L’esprit de Chanel perfume, and has since been the face of Rouge Coco lipstick and several accessories campaigns. For Tuesday’s show, however, Paradis was simply a proud mom, causing Depp to break her studied model gaze for a brief grin as she spotted Paradis in the front row.

Also taking in the show from the sidelines were Ellie Bamber, Alma Jodorowsky, and Anna Mouglalis – a fairly low-key crowd compared to some of Chanel’s typical A-List packed front rows, meaning all eyes were focused firmly on the clothes itself.

And that clearly was Lagerfeld’s intention, transforming the Grand Palais into a replica of Coco Chanel’s mirrored staircase in her atelier. The hall of mirrors gave attendees a 360 view of the clothing – and plenty of artsy Instagram shots of Kendall Jenner.

Instant and Infinite, Lily Rose Depp’s Best Looks in 2016

Lily Rose Depp started 2016 off by attending the Yoga Hosers premiere wearing 2016’s favorite effortless bomber trend.

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She then effortlessly showed off a colorful look at The Samsung Studio at Sundance Festival 2016 in Park City.

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Lily Rose Depp arrives in LAX channeling her inner 90’s kid with low-rise denim and a classic moto-jacket.

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Chanel muse, Lily Rose Depp stuns in white.

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Glowing on the red carpet, Lily Rose Depp for the premiere of her own movie, ‘La danseuse’

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Lily Rose Depp brightly arrives at ‘The Dancer’ at Cannes Film Festival.

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Lily Rose Depp in Chanel for at Venice Film Festival.

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Depp continues her to wear classic Chanel for the premiere red carpet of ‘Planetarium’

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Lily-Rose Depp on the red carpet for 2016’s Toronto International Film Festival

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Depp makes her way to Paris at Cinema Gaumont Opera in Paris in a black A-line dress and t-strap heels.

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Head-to-toe in Chanel for the celebration of the brand’s N°5 L’Eau in West Hollywood, California.

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Lily Rose Depp sits front row at Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2017 show in Paris.

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Depp wows in a tailored look for the Paris premiere of ‘Planetarium’

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Karl Lagerfeld talks about the Chanel’s Spring 2017 show: