Images: Juergen Teller Shoots Kristen Stewart for Chanel Pre-Fall 2021 ‘Metiers D’Art’ Collection

The last time we wrote about Kristen Stewart’s by-now-seemingly-unceasing relationship with Chanel, it was February of 2020 (for S/S 2020 Ready To Wear), the world had yet to go into full lockdown…and the reliably provocative actress had still yet to charm us through our pandemic fear in the new queer holiday classic Happiest Season, which debuted on Hulu last November.

It seems like a lifetime ago, since mask-wearing and social-distancing became our new way of life. But as we struggle towards some actual sense of the old normality, it seems fitting that Chanel would be dressing up KS for another season, one which may at last have us returning to our previous levels of fashion devotion and enthusiasm. And to be sure, the campaign for Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2021 Metiers D’art collection finds her etherealness gothing it up in what seems to be some eerily enchanted, and very, very old forest.

And though we would love to have believed it was set somewhere in Transylvania, the image of the imposing Chateau de Chenonceau in the background lead us to conclude that it was actually shot in France’s glorious Loire, where said chateaux are in particularly abundant supply. We see Ms. Stewart resplendent in a classic quilted Chanel jacket (though one should probably not wear white in densely wooded areas), a sumptuous tulle skirt, and an alluringly sheer black gown – the latter which finds her looking more vampiric that she has since the heady days of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

The campaign was shot by exalted German photographer Juergen Teller, whose raw, gritty style gives the classically elegant fashions just the right amount of edgy-cool context – especially where Ms. Stewart is captured against a moss-covered, decaying looking concrete wall. Oh, and whatever her mysterious avian companion happens to be, we definitely want one too.

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