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ICON OF THE WEEK: Lily-Rose Depp

Updated: Jun 15, 2023

Created and Written By Lila Dekhi

Lily-Rose Melody Depp was born on May 27th, 1999 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

She was born to parents: Johnny Depp (Actor) and Vanessa Paradis (Model and Singer).

She also has a younger brother named John Jack Christopher Depp III but is referred to as Jack.

Lily-Rose and mum Vanessa Paradis

Growing up, Depp would travel with her parents and spent time in both France and Los Angeles. She once said, "I feel pretty connected to both cultures. I can seem fully French when I'm in France or totally like a Valley girl when I'm in LA."

Her parents split up in 2012 after being together for 14 years.

Lily-Rose was a great student in school and little fun fact: Depp took ceramics high school. If you haven't, I recommend the class. It's super fun and everyone should take it at least once.

Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp in Tusk

At the age of 14, Ms. Depp made her acting debut in the movie Tusk. She's only in the film for 5 minutes but it was this very project that made her interested in the profession.

In an interview back in 2016, an interviewer asks Lily how her first acting role made her feel and she responded by saying, "That was what led to me to start thinking that acting was what I wanted to do because of how free and happy playing a character made me feel inside. I wasn't expecting that."

Lily-Rose wearing Chanel to 2020 BAFTAS ceremony

Once Lily-Rose made the decision to pursue acting full-time, she decided to leave high school at the age of 17.

Karl Lagerfeld and Lily-Rose on the cover of Vogue Paris Christmas 2016 Issue

In September 2015, Lily-Rose Depp, at only 16 years old, became the new face and ambassador of CHANEL.

She was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld (the late Creative Director of CHANEL) and he once said, "Lily-Rose is stunning, she’s a young girl from a new generation with all the qualities of a star."

Back in 2018, Depp spoke to V Magazine and talked about Lagerfeld saying, "Karl and I actually met when I was like eight, with my mom (Vanessa Paradis). He’s so sweet. It really is rare to find someone like that who is such an icon in so many ways, and has been for so long, but who is just such a genuinely sweet and welcoming person."

The two were very close. 🤍 🤍

Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose in Yoga Hosers

In 2016, Depp reprised her role as Colleen Collette from "Tusk" in film "Yoga Hosers."

This film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ms. Depp also starred in film The Dancer (dance biopic) that same year, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. This became her first big acting role.

She's also been in films such as The King (with Timothée Chalamet), Voyagers, Wolf, A Faithful Man, Silent Night and more.

Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) and Ms. Depp at 2023 Cannes Film Festival

Most recently, Lily-Rose is the star in drama series The Idol. It features famous singer/artist, The Weeknd. Sam Levinson, who created Euphoria, is director and one of the creators of the project.

The show made its debut in Cannes and received a 5-minute standing ovation.

The show airs a new episode every Sunday on Max.

Little Fashion Fun Fact: Whether or not this dress is custom-made or pulled from actual archives, Lily wore vintage Chanel off the Fall/Winter 1994 runway, walked on catwalk by Helena Christensen. 🖤

Hope you enjoyed this issue!

Xoxo LD 💋

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