Lily-Rose Depp on Social Media, Fashion in Quarantine, and Dressing Up

Chanel is celebrating the launch of its latest Resort 21 collection by Virginie Viard with a Karim Sadli-lensed photo shoot with Lily-Rose Depp. In the accompanying video, the French actress points to her favorite pieces from the collection, and discusses her relationship with the house’s creative director. BAZAAR.com spoke with the newly 21-year-old about her relationship to social media, the clarity that comes with a changing world, gratitude, and using fashion to lift your spirits. It helps, of course, if it’s Chanel.

How have you been handling the last seven months from a mental health perspective?

Lily-Rose Depp: I think it’s great that everybody’s really talking about mental health right now. People are really taking the time to check in on their friends and family to see how they’re doing and how they’re handling it. And so I think that’s a really beautiful thing that’s come out of this time—we’re

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Fashion photographer Richard Avedon’s life was far from glamorous

It was easy to envy — even hate — Richard Avedon.

The legendary photographer, who died in 2004, traveled around the world shooting the most fabulous fashions, the most magnificent models, the most scintillating stars. He hobnobbed with Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Hutton. His artistic peers — shutterbugs like Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander — as well as critics scoffed or seethed at his lavishness, his four-story townhouse, fancy museum shows and commercial ad work. It didn’t help that he could be self-aggrandizing, with his expensive, overstuffed coffee table books and blown-up, larger-than-life prints.

Model Dovima poses in front of “Dovima with Elephants” — one of Avedon’s most famous fashion photos.
Model Dovima poses in front of “Dovima with Elephants” — one of Avedon’s most famous fashion photos.Brownie Harris/Corbis via Getty Images

Yet, underneath all that glitter and gloss, Avedon’s personal life was much messier, and more human.

“He suffered,” said Philip Gefter, who has written the new biography of Avedon, “What

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Kenzo Takada, First Japanese Designer To Conquer Paris Fashion, Dies Aged 81

Japan’s most famous fashion designer Kenzo Takada, founder of the global Kenzo brand, died in the French capital on Sunday aged 81 after contracting coronavirus.

Tributes have poured in for Takada, the first Japanese designer to decamp to Paris and known especially for his signature floral prints.

“Today, his optimism, zest for life and generosity continue to be pillars of our Maison (House). He will be greatly missed and always remembered,” the Kenzo fashion house he founded wrote on Twitter.

Kenzo Takada founded his fashion house in 1970 and took Paris by storm Kenzo Takada founded his fashion house in 1970 and took Paris by storm Photo: AFP / JOEL SAGET

 

He “helped to write a new page in fashion, at the confluence of the East and the West”, said Ralph Toledano of the Haute Couture Federation.

His death comes 50 years after he launched his first collection in Paris, which he adopted as his home. “Every wall, every sky and every passer-by

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Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Dies of COVID-19 at 81

Kenzo Takada, fashion designer and founder of the brand Kenzo, has died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, from COVID-19. He was 81.

Takada’s death was confirmed Sunday morning by a post on the Kenzo brand Facebook page.

“For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry – always infusing creativity and color into the world,” the post reads. “Today, his optimism, zest for life and generosity continue to be pillars of our Maison. He will be greatly missed and always remembered.”

Kenzo’s creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, also remembered Takada with an Instagram tribute, writing “His amazing energy, kindness, talent and smile were contagious. His kindred spirit will live forever.”

Born in Himeji, Japan, on Feb. 27, 1939, Takada discovered his love for fashion at an early age and enrolled at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo in 1958. He eventually moved to Paris in 1965 to

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