Tilda Swinton is suddenly everywhere this week–first as David Bowie’s wife in the rocker’s new music video and now she’s been cast in an equally perfect role: The face of Chanel’s Paris-Edinburgh Metiers d’Arts collection, WWD is reporting.
Who better than the Scottish beauty (she comes from a family of Scots and currently resides in Scotland, though she was born in England) to represent the couture collection and its heavy Scottish influence? Though for that matter, who better than Tilda Swinton to do anything? In a statement, Lagerfeld described Swinton as “a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance.”
The casting is also particularly fitting, according to the trade, because Karl Lagerfeld first photographed the other-worldly actress around the time she played a nobleman (who later became a woman) living in a castle in 1992′s Orlando.
Chanel’s Metiers d’Art show took place in a castle and so Lagerfeld photographed Swinton for the campaign in a castle–Château d’Ecouen from the Renaissance period located near Chantilly, France.
The ads are slated to break in June magazines–and though they’re definitely not targeting people like us who (like most of the population) don’t have a prayer of actually purchasing this stuff, we are really excited to see them.