The photo shoot for Kristen Stewart’s new Harper’s Bazaar UK cover took place inside Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment, a location with special meaning for Stewart, since she models for the Chanel brand. British photographer Tom Craig shot the photos, which show the actress posing against a wall of mirrors. Stewart danced her heart out in a Chanel handbag ad a few months ago, and she’s the face of the company’s first new fragrance in 15 years, Gabrielle. (Gabrielle is Coco Chanel’s real first name.) The new scent’s is described as “rebellious,” a description that also suits Stewart, who lives by her own rules, even in Hollywood.
Stewart is in a relationship with Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell, and earlier this year, she described herself as “like, so gay” on Saturday Night Live, but she doesn’t rule out dating guys again in the future. She told Harper’s Bazaar UK she was open to the idea, saying, “Some people know that they like grilled cheese and they’ll eat it every day for the rest of their lives. I want to try everything. If I have grilled cheese once I’m like, ‘That was cool, what’s next?”
She also clarified to the magazine that she’s never had one of those fake Hollywood relationships created for publicity purposes. “I’ve been deeply in love with everyone I’ve dated. Did you think I was faking it? I’ve always really embraced a duality. And really, truly, believed in it and never felt confused or struggling. I just didn’t like getting made fun of.”
That rings true, because Stewart seems more interested in keeping her private life out of the spotlight than in pretending to date someone in order to promote a movie. She also has no interest in social media, and not just for privacy reasons. “I know I sound ridiculous and really obvious; everyone says this, and I sound like an older person, but we could be doing way cooler shit. It’s so time-consuming,” she told CBS News last year.
Even if Stewart isn’t on social media herself, the magazine shared an Instagram clip in which she described her first impression of Coco Chanel’s apartment:
Exclusive: Kristen Stewart is our September cover star, photographed by @tomcraig inside Coco Chanel’s apartment in Paris, styled by @leithclark. Make-up by @christophedanchaud_, hair by @kenorourke1, manicure by @charlenecoquard. With thanks to @justinepicardie @tommacklin @rachellouisebrown1 @avrilmair @jogoodby. Kristen wears @chanelofficial on the newsstand cover #BazaarLoves #KristenStewart #Chanel #SeptemberIssue #Bazaar150