Few actors have embraced Karl Lagerfeld’s vision at Chanel as much as Penélope Cruz, who was in
at her first show . “I’ve been with [Chanel] all the time. I see the same people here… some of them I met at 30 ,” she told Vogue this year, working with experienced studios. Now, she is co-hosting the 2023 Met Gala, honoring the life and legacy of Karl Lagerfeld, who was at the helm of Chanel for years( and works with many other labels). To mark the occasion, we’re taking a look back at some of Cruz’s best moments wearing the brand over the years.
Cruz has chosen Chanel for many meaningful moments in her career. Long before the rise of highly scrutinized and dissected red carpet fashion, the actor casually wore a custom Chanel to 2004 low-key 2004 PREMIERE DO NOT MOVE . The actor was flawless in a white tweed skirt suit with gold buttons and frayed edges. When she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Oscars, she was in Vicky Christina Barcelona , Cruz turned to Chanel again. She accepted the award in a dramatic all-black gown that featured feathers around the bust and a dramatic bodice at the waist: pure elegance.
, Cruz takes her relationship with Karl Lagerfeld to the next level by becoming a Chanel brand ambassador. Since then, she’s showcased the extraordinary versatility and dependable chic of the tweed suit on various occasions, donning the brand’s marquee suits in anthracite, speckled gray and trimmed white.
Perhaps the most poignant moment of the relationship It was Cruz who walked Lagerfled’s last Chanel show, which was held only a few weeks before the designer in February , 2004 after his death. “Over the last year we’ve worked with him, in particular, we’ve grown close, we have a very strong bond,” Cruz told WWD shortly after the show ended. . “I loved all the conversations I had with him. He knew everything and still had so much curiosity to keep learning,”
Penelope below Some of Penéllope Cruz’s best moments at Chanel over the years.