Kristen Stewart for Vanity Fair France Magazine

Posted on August 29, 2014

She has yet to really prove herself as a post-Twilight movie star (like pretty much everyone in those execrable films), but one thing’s for sure. Kristen Stewart has established her modeling bona fides.



Kristen-Stewart-Vanity-Fair-France-Magazine-Chanel-Couture-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“Clouds of Sils Maria” actress Kristen Stewart covers the latest issue of Vanity Fair France magazine in Chanel couture photographed by Sebastian Kim and styled by Virginie Mouzat.


That’s probably giving her slightly too much credit, since we don’t think she has any great skill in working an ensemble or using her body in interesting ways. What she does have is an innately charismatic persona and a face that photographs really well, as well as the exact right kind of body for which high fashion is designed. In short: the girl just looks good in pictures.

BONUS! Things that came out of her mouth in between posing:


“I never really thought of anything in terms of designing a career. I never tried to shape people’s perspectives of me, which is something that a lot of people do. There are certain actors and artists who want to be a certain kind of actor or certain kind of artist, and I’m really not like that. I have very much fallen into every situation, every creative and not creative experience, that I have delved into, based on gut.”

“I attribute my early start to my ability to do this job. It requires being comfortable within an insane amount of attention. If I hadn’t started out when I was really little I don’t think I would have done this as a teenager or as a young adult. It’s not in my make-up to go stand in the middle of a room. But I really wanted to be an actor and I wanted to make movies.”

“My relationship with fashion is by default because as an actress you have to walk down these carpets, and from a young age I have done that. […] it was just annoying that I had to wear these heels and, like, try and satisfy people who wanted to talk about the heels. […] I’ve said this about fashion. When it’s exciting you’re reaching in and finding parts of yourself that are a new side, that you wouldn’t be able to find had you not put the piece on.”



Kristen-Stewart-Vanity-Fair-France-Magazine-Chanel-Couture-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Chanel Fall 2014 Couture Collection

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Kristen-Stewart-Vanity-Fair-France-Magazine-Chanel-Couture-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Chanel Fall 2014 Couture Collection

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Kristen-Stewart-Vanity-Fair-France-Magazine-Chanel-Couture-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (6)Chanel Fall 2014 Couture Collection






[Photo Credit: Sebastian Kim for Vanity Fair France Magazine]

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  • RussellH88

    She seems a bit like a Punk Barbie, where the people just dress her up and tell her how to pose.

    I could be wrong, but none of this stuff ever seems to be coming from her. It always feels staged. Not that she doesn’t look good, she looks great, it just feels artificial in a way.

    • Jaimie

      I don’t know. I’m her personality type (if she’s not making it up) and can hear myself saying those things. It’s terribly hipster and ungrateful, but at the same time, if you don’t enjoy being the center of attention you don’t enjoy being the center of attention. Edit: Oh, are you talking about her posing? Staged, literally…?

      • Constant Reader

        I’ve always figured that what someone thinks being famous will be like and what it’s actually like are probably two very different things. Especially if that person is a child when she starts and finds herself in a string of movies with a huge cult following at a young age.

        • Jaimie

          Yeah, I’d like to think it’s awesome and would cure my intermittent depression, but in reality it’s probably as sharp-edged as anything else. I base this on the fact that most of the people whose art speaks to me, and more likely share my personality type, avoid the spotlight.

          • Constant Reader

            I’m an introvert, too. I have often thought things that would pull me out of my comfort zone sounded awesome… and they are, in small doses. For example, the idea of dressing up for the red carpet — professional hair and makeup and all that couture and those loaned gems — sounds fabulous, but the whole reality that includes facing a bank of photographers and people yelling and assessing my pedicure is frankly terrifying.

          • Jaimie

            I think I would only enjoy it one time, just for the sake of having tried it, like live octopus.

          • Constant Reader

            LOL! And then a quiet day at home on the couch with the works of Jane Austen the day after!

          • Fuchsiaforever

            Hello from MY couch! Take out burrito and lemonade, watching 15 hour netflix doc the story of film is my idea of fantastic time on my day off! 😉

    • 3boysful

      Per the mag cover, she is indeed <>!

    • Avonell

      I was thinking the same. She’s gorgeous but damn it just doesn’t go with anything.

    • aurumgirl

      Well, this whole spread looks like a Chanel ad for Fall 2014, so I’m sure they was posed, pressed, accessorized and used to the fullest extent to sell the product on her back, so I don’t think any of it is really coming from her.

  • Emily Giovanni

    First shot: boring.
    Second: “this is how models stand, right?”
    Third: gorgeous.

    • FibonacciSequins

      The second shot is pretty awkward.

    • lecoffeeaddict

      Beautifully succinct analysis. Hit the nail on the head.

    • its complicated

      Third: ONE LEG MISSING.

    • Kent Roby

      She clearly didn’t obsess over the first several seasons of ANTM like I did to perfect “broken down doll”.

  • FibonacciSequins

    That’s a great cover shot and I like her hair style/color. I’m also surprised that I like all of these Chanel dresses.

    She seems to say virtually the same thing in every interview. Maybe it’s because she’s young and hasn’t had much life experience outside of being famous and making movies.

    • alyce1213

      I agree, she does pretty much say the same things. But then I realized the interview was for French VF and maybe they haven’t heard her sing that song. Much is attributable to youth and lack of living in the real world. She’s worldly in a celebrity show biz way, but probably didn’t have much of an education or a chance to be a regular kid.
      Anyway, I’m a firm believer that if you know you’re going to do a cover and interview, you prepare for it with something interesting to say, something you’ve got to say.

  • Aidan B

    So this was just a solid Chanel photoshoot, huh? She bugs for sure, but I can’t deny she looks good here.

    • Boulderista

      She looks great here – makes me wish I had a french stylist (or style team) every time I walked out of the house!

    • ceceliadid

      Yup, Kristen bugs in many ways as does Chanel/Lagerfeld, but they seem to be a spectacular match for each other. He’s even styling his models like her now.

  • evave2

    Doesn’t the cover shot look like Tippi Hendren?

    I find the sandals on the models cute but aren’t those fall clothes so shouldn’t they be shoes?

    I like the first dress very much, very clean looking, but I don’t like the matching purse on the model. ETA I just noticed the same kind of stone from the dress and the purse on the sandal. Round pink stone. Anybody know what it is?

    Yes Kristen took some really good shots.

    • lindaloui232

      Possibly rose quartz stones on dress #1, hard to tell from the pics.

  • mshesterp

    I really love that cover shot, and I don’t consider myself a Stewart fan by any means. But I find it/her completely visually arresting.

    Also, I’ve been having hair issues lately (it seems to be dying a slow unnatural death by thinning due to medicine I’m taking) and she just might have convinced me to go for that haircut. It’s super cute on her and I’m thinking my widow’s peak my do it justice. But I thought the same about Karen Gillan’s ‘do, and I’m nowhere near the level of Karen Gillan cuteness. Damn these celebrities and their good hair/excellent bone structure/symmetrical faces.

    • FibonacciSequins

      That cut works best if you’re petite with good facial bone structure. I am not, and I have short hair anyway because I like short hair and my hair is pretty thin. Go for it! You can always grow it out.

      • MilaXX

        I think Lena Dunham would look cute with this cut.

    • alyce1213

      I love the cut, and your widow’s speak should enhance it. Go for it.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      Do it. Also i’ve found that attaining that crazy/awesome/awry volume is possible with dry shampoo and a couple spritzes of hair spray. AMATEUR TIP.

    • conniemd

      I have terribly fine hair and not much of it. A couple of years ago my daughter’s hairdresser persuaded me to go short and layered. I said no way, I don’t have enough hair to do it. But it worked a charm and then he cut the ends with some weird scissors that made it kind of flyaway. Gave me a huge amount of volume. Put a little mousse in it and I look like I have a decent amount of hair.

  • Anna

    “I never really thought of anything in terms of designing a career,” *SNORT* That’s because you’ve never had a real job.

    Pretty pictures, but expression is always the same. Open mouth is as “OF COURSE” as Lea Michele’s fashion choices.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Every time I see a photo shoot of KStew, I actively look for a shot with a closed mouth. I am always disappointed.

    • Tina M.

      I empathize with her, because I feel like my lips naturally open slightly, if that makes sense. But girl, this is an editorial, don’t just use your resting face in every photo! At least put some light behind the eyes, goddamn

      • Anna

        Exactly, I think this is her resting face and she uses it in EVERY. SINGLE. PHOTO. I’ve ever seen. And as an actress, it’s kind of her job to be able to make different faces.

  • Danielle

    Yeah, it’s SO annoying wearing free Louboutins and then having to talk about them for 10 seconds to a couple of reporters. Ugh, the worst.

    • VCR1

      I know, I hate it when that happens!

    • Anna

      I’ve HAD IT UP TO HERE with the clothing and perfume contracts, and being paid to wear these goddamn clothes and shoes people keep asking me about.

    • Constant Reader

      People do not understand how poor KStew suffers for her art.

  • AllisonSees

    I read the rest of the interview a few days ago, and she had some refreshingly non-obnoxious things to say about fame and complaining about what comes with it.

    As for the styling, I’m down with the Punk Barbie thing, as RussellH88 put it.

  • Mona_Visa

    Is that someone else’s hand on her lip? I see that it’s attached to her, but I can’t get over the feeling that it’s somebody else’s…

  • SewingSiren

    The shoes that the runway models are wearing are about the most stumpifying thing I have ever seen. EVER!

  • Agnes Gooch

    My goodness, those flat sandals worn in the Chanel show are stumpifying.

  • Lindsey Romain

    I would argue that Anna Kendrick (who was in the Twilight movies) is the exception to your Twilight stars who haven’t proven themselves rule.

    • BayTampaBay

      I think Robert Pattinson is very talented and will improve with age.

    • Sobaika

      I bet the producers were kicking themselves they’d cast her as the friend.

  • hughman

    Not as interesting when it speaks, is it?

  • ashtangajunkie

    Gorgeous cover. She really is quite beautiful. I have never been impressed with her acting whatsoever, but I like her face.

  • MilaXX

    I like the cover shot and the silver look. I don’t think anyone can make that gold & white nonsense look good. As for the sound bites. She remains a bit annoying but I give her credit for making sense here.

    • BayTampaBay

      I think she is one of a few actresses that totally hates pole dancing for her work.

      • MilaXX

        I understand that. I just wish she would stop telling us repeatedly.

  • Glam Dixie

    When will movie stars learn to look pretty and be quiet? Is that too much to ask?

    • decormaven

      Sometimes I wish magazines would just take the tack, “Model for a Day – Actor/Actress.” Just present the fashion editorial- featuring the CLOTHES!- with no “soundbites” to accompany the shots. Heck, we look at fashion mags for the pictures- we’re not here for the “biography.” Leave that made-up crap for People and Us.

    • Laura Renee

      Well, people do keep wanting to interview them…

  • Capt. Renault

    She’s an OK actress when she’s silent. That she can work a camera makes sense.

  • papillon

    Well, the outfits are interesting. The cover shot is very pretty and the second dress looks updated Elizabethan, maybe.

  • boweryboy

    Those quotes are laughably bad. She should just close her mouth and model. Wait, is she able to close her mouth?

  • James

    Sorry but not really. And then she went and opened her mouth too.

  • BayTampaBay

    I like the cover dress best. I must say that the girl can wear Chanel couture and do it justice.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    She and Emma Watson are nearing a singularity.

    • Kitten Mittons

      She really does resemble EW in some of these shots. I’d rather look at Emma. AndsI’d rather hear what Emma has to say.

      She looks good in the first two shots, though; I can’t deny that.

    • TwiddlyStun

      Checked the comments before posting – I was going to say the same thing.

  • NurseEllen

    I like the cover dress and the last one, the middle looks a little “tutu” ish for me. I guess she takes a good photograph but then again she’s a movie actress, and those folks by default photograph well. She would be on my irrational hate list except I care about her, what she wears, or her quotes far too little to waste any active hate energy on her. Yawn.

  • Yoshio

    Her hair is styled very well for these clothes.

  • Pound of Salt

    I kind of adore her – as a persona, not as an actor.

  • alyce1213

    That girl has some face. I agree — the girl looks good in pictures, still and moving. I think her face and persona are probably compelling in person as well — you just can’t help but look at her. I love that she is La Plus Punk de Hollywood and Beyonce is La Hit-Girl of Feminisme. These titles slay me.

  • altalinda

    I thought she was pretty good in the movie about the Runaways, so I’m hopeful she’ll do something interesting once she recovers from the Twilight series. Kind of missing seeing her moping on the red carpet.

  • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

    She makes the exact same face in every photo, with slight variation in eyelid height. I’ll give her that she’s pretty, but she’s not interesting. And she tries so hard in interviews to sound above it all and deep, and to me she just seems really fake and boring. Like, she read a book on how to be disaffected and above it all, and now she’s trying REALLY HARD to act it out.
    But she does look great in the third outfit.

  • histrogeek

    She doesn’t always look bad this way but for the love of all things below the sun, somebody, please, get her to close her mouth. Does she have an extreme overbite? Is her modeling/acting coach an oversized beaver (the rodent you pervs)? Does she threaten the children and house pets of anyone who suggests on set that she close her damn mouth?

  • teensmom99

    This is one of those places where I part company with the uncles. I don’t have the talent to analyze . I just know that I always feel like when I look at her, I see a girl in her mom’s clothes and when I look at the models (as in the case), something sings.

  • Margaret Grace

    I need to take another look at this Chanel collection, because I don’t remember it at all and I LOVE these looks. Sparkly and ornate without being overwrought like Marchesa.

  • Liz

    I actually think she’s a decent actress; I enjoyed her performances in Panic Room, Speak, Adventureland, The Runaways, Welcome to the Rileys, etc. It’s just a shame that her big mainstream break was as a very shallow, poorly written character. I don’t even think the veterans could bring a deep performance with Bella Yawn as their source material.

    That being said I still am not entirely sure why I like the girl so much. But hey, I guess I have to have my Irrational Love List to counteract my Irrational Hate List.

    • Jaimie

      I think she’d make a cool chill friend, even factoring in her fame.

  • Mightiadd

    Innately charismatic persona? The holiday weekend hasn’t technically begun and you’re already completely smashed.

  • marlie

    I think she looks great in all of these photos, but I didn’t even read past the first paragraph of the comment because I can’t take celebrity navel-gazing. Also, where’s her right leg in the last picture?

    • CatLady

      Engulfed by sparkly moss.

  • fananafanafophalec

    and the award for Least Happy to Be a Movie Star goes to: Kristen Stewart!!!

  • Constant Reader

    I love the first and third shots; the second looks a little too “if you stand this way, it’s FASHION.” But she’s still making that silly gold confection work more than it should. Girl is gorgeous and wears clothes well.

  • unbornfawn

    I kinda like the new hair. She still only has one facial expression. Yawn.

  • Jen

    To be fair, Robert Pattinson was absolutely fantastic in The Rover. Finally been given some decent material to work with.

  • Trickytrisha

    There is a glimmer… just a teeny little bit… of expression in that first picture. Guess I’m just not able to perceive that innate charisma.

  • formerlyAnon

    Well, I’d put her in my ’80s music video.

  • grasshack

    had to look up “execrable” – following the Uncles to a more powerful vocabulary!

  • Maria

    She looks like Sheena Easton from the Prince video “She’s Got the Look”, except with dead eyes.

  • JaCory Deon

    She has one MF face/expression! Now whoever styled her earned the check but for me she’s a big ole’ “whatever.”

  • mom2ab

    I must be getting old- I found reading her “thoughts” exhausting

  • Imasewsure

    As soon as someone in the acting field calls themselves an “artist” I start looking for a paint brush. Still though a very beautiful “artist” but pleez!!

  • Fuchsiaforever

    She looks SO bored and depressed. Uncles, how can that EVER be considered bona fide modeling chops? Her eyes are dead there is no life no spark. Nothing. Yes she’s pretty but whatever, so are many other girls in the biz. She’s SO bland and uninteresting. Like a salt-less egg. (Huevo sin sal) Go home and change careers Kristen! You bug.

    • somebody blonde

      I was puzzled by their comments here as well. Especially since she legitimately has done some great spreads, to have these comments with this one where she can’t keep her hatred of the clothes off her face is very incongruous.

      If you want to see one that does establish her bona fide modeling chops, look up the one she did for W. That one is just utterly fab.

    • Froggae

      She’s the perfect model because she’s completely blank. Look at her pics compared to the model shots–they are virtually interchangeable. She is skinny with no signs of intelligence or personality beyond what the particular outfit needs. No wonder Karl adores her.

      She needs to close her mouth though. For aesthetic reasons but also so she stops talking. I’m not big on silencing women, but gottdamn she does herself a disservice with every interview.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    Did she cut her hair? Or is that a wig?

  • pattyw

    All of these would have been excellent unconventional/non-traditional bridal looks, ahem, Project Runway.

  • Bert Keeter

    Just picked it up…and am pleased to see it actually has some great fashion and articles unlike that other rag that used to be VOQUE!

  • Laura Poehlman

    That gold and white Chanel dress gave me chills.

  • Columbinia

    She’s a bit of a cipher, a blank page. The clothes hang right on her and a stylist can paint her up and arrange her hair for the right effect.

  • Man Dala

    She looks incredible in all three shots.

  • LadyVimes

    Well, she looks just like the runway model, so I guess that helps.

  • M. H. Leader

    She still has only one expression in every picture. Aren’t editors tired of that? How about a big, beaming smile…just to show you can do it?

  • elemspbee

    damn that second photo is a parody of that broken doll pose, right? horrid.

  • LibKat

    Cant’ stand her ennui filled ass. But she is looking better than the runway models in each of those pieces.

  • TheRunwayQueen

    She’s giving me MEG RYAN realness in that third shot gazing out the window!!!

  • demidaemon

    I feel like she just plagiarized TLo’s book. Somebody’s been reading!

    She soes look pretty awesome here.

  • ballerinawithagun

    I’m always so surprised that everyone only associates her with the Twilight movies. I’ve never seen those movies and I’ve always enjoyed the indie movies that she’s done. She looks great in this photo shoot and for a change, I’m loving these current Chanels!

  • fringebenefit

    I don’t know who she is or why she is but the Chanel is exquisite.

  • vhamster

    The third pic reads as very 90s Sharon Stone, another sign they should have hired her instead of Gwyneth to portray icons from different decades.

  • PeaceBang

    I want her to play Peter Pan. Also, I just can’t with the silver flip flops.

  • poketom

    ZERO styling, and what is this location?

    She looks fantastic, so do the clothes, but this shoot is so unimaginative.

  • heartbot

    Yes, her one facial expression does photograph well from many angles. Brava…I guess. The clothes are very pretty.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Her face can handle a lot of makeup. She looks good on the cover.

  • Fashist

    I love this. She looks uber-fab, and all the slouching in the photos is fashion-slouching, not the normal sulky-slouching she normally does. I’ve seen her at all the red carpet stuff and she obviously has a decent stylist. Is it too much to ask to get her a posture-assistant? Stand up straight, missy! You’re an international superstar!