– EN Fashion – Lily-Rose Depp has praised the late Karl Lagerfeld for making her modelling dreams come true.
The creative director of Chanel passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85, leaving the world of fashion in mourning.
But now, Lily-Rose – who is the daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp – has opened up about her relationship with the godfather of fashion in a new interview with Vogue.com, and recalled meeting Lagerfeld when she was a child.
“I was eight years old and with my mother. She was doing a fitting and brought me up to the atelier. I remember him being surrounded by fabrics and drawings,” the 20-year-old shared. “When we lost Karl this year, I was very sad. When I was little, I dreamed of doing what I do now, and he made my dreams come true. The time I was able to spend with him, on and off set, are memories I’ll always hold dearly.”
The model and actress, who can be seen in the new historical drama The King alongside boyfriend Timothee Chalamet, is working closely with Virginie Viard, Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel.
“I love Virginie. I’ve known her since I started at Chanel. She’s so talented and I don’t think anyone is better suited to keeping his memory alive,” Lily-Rose gushed. “In every Chanel show, I feel like there are pieces of Karl. We still see his influence, his genius at work.”
And the rising star is still proud to be involved with the French fashion house.
“I’ve known the whole team since I was little and to be able to work with them now is a huge point of pride for me. The work is great, but the people behind it make it really special – like Karl,” she explained.

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