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Tilda Swinton Fronts Chanel's Latest, Shot By Karl Lagerfeld

Tilda Swinton is the new face of Chanel's pre-fall collection

Photo Courtesy of Dior

Photo Courtesy of Chanel

We’ve already seen the Anglo-Scot actress Tilda Swinton in David Bowie’s latest music video “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” but that’s not all she’s been starring in lately. As the new face of Chanel’s pre-fall collection—inspired by Mary, Queen of Scots—she’s landed the perfect opportunity to flaunt her scottish roots. Chanel’s artistic director Karl Lagerfeld is shooting his new porcelain muse himself as she models the Métiers d’Art Paris-Edinburgh collection, which showed at Linlithgow Palace last December.

Her chic and simply flawless look is a perfect match for the French fashion house, and Lagerfeld couldn’t agree more. “Tilda perfectly embodies the Paris-Edinburgh collection,” he says. “She is of course Scottish, but more than that she is a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance.” Sounds like he’s describing Chanel, or even Coco herself. We’ve only got a glimpse of one photo at the moment, so we’ll just have to wait until May to see Scotland’s chicest progeny pose in a Renaissance chateau just outside of Chantilly, France.