If you had your pick of photographers to shoot you for a magazine cover, you would ask for the services of very good friend. Luckily for Vanessa Paradis, she probably has Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld in her speed dial, so when she was asked to guest edit the May 7th, 2010 issue of Madame Figaro (a magazine supplement found weekly in French newspaper, Le Figaro) she only had to look as far as her phone book.
Paradis gives us a very personal look inside her own life by asking her long-time partner Johnny Depp to publish four of his paintings in the magazine of Paradis, Marlon Brando, Keith Richards and Julian Schnabel. Lagerfeld contributed two of his own illustrations of Paradis as well as his modeling and photography services in an editorial shoot entitled Factory Story, inspired by Andy Warhol and his ‘Superstar’ Edie Sedgewik. It’s an appropriate comparison for the pair who have worked together on various Chanel campaigns for the last 18 years. Unsurprisingly, Paradis (who is the face of Chanel’s Rogue Coco lipstick line and Coco Cocoon handbag line) is wearing a lot of Chanel in the magazine.
Check out the photos below for a closer look into the Vanessa Paradis-guest edited issue of Madam Figaro.
Illustration by Johnny Depp of Vanessa Paradis,
Marlon Brando, Keith Richards and Julian Schnabel
Illustration of Vanessa Paradis by Karl Lagerfeld
Editorial: Factory Story, inspired by Andy Warhol’s muse, Edie Sedgwick
[Images from TFS]