Presented during its Spring-Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear show, Chanel’s new sunglasses reinterpret the pilot frame of the 1970s: their newly stretched lines encircled with chains and their anti-UV tinted lenses graduating to transparency. Others draw inspiration from the jewelry so dear to Gabrielle Chanel and combine, on the temples of the cat eye frames, pearls and cabochons set in metal and rhinestone. XL butterfly forms play with 3D effects and a kaleidoscope of psychedelic tweed is recreated in multi-colored acetate.
The optical frames, sober and elegant, are streaked with fine stripes on a rounded rectangular masculine-feminine model or adorned with details borrowed from the Boy Chanel bag, like the iconic lock on the temples of a pantos shape. The sunglasses are a representation of modernity echoing authentic and timeless luxury.
Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Kristen Stewart to embody Chanel’s new Spring-Summer 2015 eyewear ad campaign. Before his lens the actress is transformed into a charming photo-reporter, her gaze framed by the new optical eyewear and sunglasses. By turns, the face of the Métiers d’art Paris-Dallas 2013/14 collection and then of the 11.12 handbag from latest campaign launched in March 2015, Kristen Stewart today reaffirms her ambassadress status at Chanel as she embodies the Spring-Summer 2015 eyewear collection.
In a minimalist setting, against a grey backdrop void of any other décor, Kristen Stewart gives a subtly rock yet always elegant touch to the new Chanel frames. Vintage camera in hand, she gazes at a scene known only to her.