The Secrets Behind Lily-Rose Depp's French-Girl Style

Lily-Rose Depp is only 17, sure, but with Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis as parents and Karl Lagerfeld as a close family friend, her style is less student and more 100% Chanel. As a face of the brand's No.5 L'Eau, Lily-Rose has unrestricted access to Chanel samples and so has almost exclusively worn Karl's designs since making her first public appearance at the Chanel show (naturally) in March 2015.

The breakout actress splits her time between Paris and Los Angeles and therefore has the French style thing down. "Chanel has always been part of my life," she recently told Vogue. "My mom has worked with them since she was 18, and I've gone to the store with her since I was little. There are pictures of me literally in diapers wearing her Chanel pumps. I met Karl when I was eight and I had horrible side bangs—like a Donald Trump comb-over."

She gives Chanel an iGeneration makeover styling the house's signature classics such as tweed, pearls and little black dresses in a distinctly teenage fashion. At the Cannes Film Festival, for example, she wore a Chanel hoodie, and she has been known to wear runway pieces with chokers, crop tops and T-shirts.

Scroll through the gallery below to see 10 of Lily-Rose Depp's style moments…


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Style Notes: Lily-Rose perfected the scruffy, undone Parisian look, wearing a Chanel tuxedo with a loose necktie and unbrushed waves.


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Style Notes: Lily-Rose often wears items you wouldn't typically associate with the French house, such as this playsuit with a graphic print and white shorts paired with gold oversize hoop earrings.


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Style Notes: At the launch of her Chanel campaign, Lily-Rose wore a cropped, heavily embroidered jacket with low-rise leather-look jeans and a gold chain belt. 


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Style Notes: For her first public appearance at the Chanel show in March 2015, Depp wore a Chanel bandeau crop top in seafoam green and pink with a matching pencil skirt and a scarf around her neck. 

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Style Notes: For one of her first red carpet appearances at Sundance, the actress opted for her typical high/low mix, wearing a white vest top with a printed red silk scarf and black tuxedo. 


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Style Notes: At the Chanel show in October 2015, she wore a printed strapless swimsuit with ankle-grazing skinny jeans and a red choker—a perfect example of how the iGeneration wears Chanel. 


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Style Notes: At the Cannes Film Festival, Lily wore an off-the-shoulder black Chanel gown with a crop top–effect bodice and gently pleated skirt. 


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Style Notes: At the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, Lily-Rose wore teenage Chanel—a purple printed hoodie with matching short shorts and a pair of red Chanel stilettos. 


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Style Notes: At the Venice Film Festival, Lily wore a sequined yellow Chanel dress with white lace detailing and paired it with her favourite black Chanel pumps with pearl detailing on the heel. 


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Style Notes: While attending her first Met Gala in 2016, Lily-Rose wore—you guessed it—Chanel haute couture. This was an exquisitely handcrafted bomber jacket slung off her shoulders in a moody fashion with a matching slinky dress.

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Emma Spedding