THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT: Kristen Stewart has been watching her “Still Alice” co-star Julianne Moore sweep up a raft of awards for her performance as an Alzheimer’s sufferer, but she won’t be there to cheer her on at the Oscars.
“I will be supporting from afar. I will be watching TV, trying not to scream when I know that Julianne wins. I’m sure she will,” Stewart said at the Chanel couture show in Paris on Tuesday.
Last time she attended the show in July, Stewart had just chopped off her hair. Since then, the “Twilight” star has been channeling Coco Chanel by alternating red-carpet glam with items borrowed from men’s wear, with a fondness for black trouser suits.
“I think it definitely shaped what I was gravitating towards. I always like to balance a more feminine look with something that makes me feel sort of stronger, and I think having shorter hair is very raw. I feel like there’s nothing to hide behind, and so I have been a little bit more apt to wear some more stark things, like a suit, and not have to worry about needing to put the heels on necessarily,” she explained.
The actress confirmed that she is taking a break from work after a busy 2014. “I don’t have anything lined up yet. I’m definitely waiting for that thing to come along that I can jump back into work with a vengeance, and until I find that, I’m not going to do that,” she said.
That said, Stewart will soon be seen a Chanel handbag campaign alongside Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellal. The trio has been photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, with the ads due out in April.
Paradis said she was not in a rush to record a new album. “Writing songs takes me a long time, so I’m doing it, but not with the idea of writing songs and then heading straight to the studio. It’s more like a research period,” the French singer said.
Lagerfeld held two showings of his spring couture creations for guests including Dellal, Stacy Martin, Gaspard Ulliel, Caroline de Maigret, Inès de la Fressange, Alma Jodorowsky, Anna Mouglalis and Erin O’Connor.
Among the early birds at the first show was Dylan Penn, who recently landed her first fashion campaign — for Italian brand Ermanno Scervino — as well as making the cover of the December issue of L’Officiel Italia. “I’m so not what you would call a fashionista, but I’ve grown to appreciate it so much and I definitely feel like I’ve been welcomed in an incredible way,” she said.
Penn will make her acting debut this year in “Condemned,” a horror film written and directed by Eli Morgan Gesner, a skateboarder-turned-clothing-designer. She admitted that being the daughter of Robin Wright and Sean Penn has its perks.
“I can’t deny that it’s been a huge advantage in terms of getting my foot in the door because of my last name, but I think, you know, at the same time people have pre-conceived opinions about me because of who my parents are, and that can be difficult at times,” Penn said.
G-Dragon of South Korean boy band Big Bang rocked a sequin-embroidered cream coat from Chanel’s resort collection with ripped jeans. “I’m working on my group’s new album. From April, we’re going to do a world tour,” he said.
Kendall Jenner walked in the show, though she was almost upstaged by her mother Kris, who showed up wearing completely sheer black pants.
Kristen Stewart, Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellal have been chosen by Karl Lagerfeld to be the faces of the upcoming ad campaign for CHANEL handbags. The campaign has been shot by Karl Lagerfeld and is expected to be released in April 2015.