At 16 years old, Lily-Rose Depp became the face of Chanel. It was a hard launch into the celebscape, which positioned this fledgling scion as an intermediary between the Parisian elite and mainstream American audiences that would connect her surname to movie franchises about pirates. “She’s a young girl from a new generation with all the qualities of a star,” the late Karl Lagerfled once enthused.
But that was almost 10 years ago. Now in her mid-20s, Depp wears Tabi boots and dates rappers and stars in mercurial Sam Levinson dramas. And yet the specter of that Chanel campaign continues to linger: in all her cardigans and baby-doll dresses and sensible block-heel shoes, assembled with a thrifter’s hand alongside Y2K minis and worn-in graphic tees.
Like Bella Hadid, Lily-Rose Depp’s personal style is best expressed as Depop Couture. She marries babe-tastic crop tops with grandma-ish accents like orthopedic wedge shoes and woven basket bags. All of this came to a head on Thursday, November 9, when Depp returned to her maker (Chanel) in a pink tweed twinset and practical heels, to join Riley Keough and Kristen Stewart at the Academy Women’s Luncheon. You can take the girl out of Avenue Montaigne, but you can’t take Avenue Montaigne out of the girl.
This article first appeared on British Vogue.