Girl of the week: Kristen Stewart
Beauty in imperfection
Kristen Stewart can now be put on the same pedestal as Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson; young actresses transforming into style icons. With Emma Watson as the face of Burberry, and previously Lancôme, and Jennifer Lawrence as the face of Christian Dior – Kristen is now part of the fashion pack as the new face of Chanel.
Karl Lagerfeld's new muse is most famous for staring in the Twilight saga and also for her nonchalant attitude towards fashion and fame. Usually seen sporting ripped jeans, plaid shirts, tank tops and Converse sneakers, Stewart's style choices are somewhat infamous.
With her awkward stance, the young actress has always looked a little uncomfortable when dressed in haute couture. However she is always spotted at red carpet events wearing the best that fashion has to offer, glittering Elie Saab and Zuhair Muraid numbers at the Twilight: Break Dawn premieres or her show stopping floor length Reem Acra gown at the Oscars. Perhaps it's her awkwardness and boyish demeanour that brings on a certain edge that a lot of designers are drawn to – rather than the regular 'pretty face' – in a similar vein to what we saw during her collaboration with Balenciaga.
Wearing Elie Saab
Wearing Reem Acra
Wearing Zuhair Muraid
Stewart is definitely thought to be a 'cool girl' which is typically what Lagerfeld goes for when selecting his latest muse. Much like when he chose Alice Dellal as the face of Chanel in recent times – half shaved head and always torn tights included.
It's a fact that the Chanel creative director has always had an eye for spotting the 'it' girls of the moment, and Stewart is next on his hit list. Watch out for the Twilight mega star – we have a feeling that 2014 will be her year.