For the upcoming 2018/19 Chanel Cruise collection, the brand reveals the new face of their campaign: Penelope Cruz. The Oscar-winning actress is to become the Chanel ambassador, and to be photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The star has been the recipient of many an accolade. In 2009, she became the first Spanish actress to ever receive her country’s prestigious Oscar equivalent – three Goyas each, in 1997, 2007, and 2009; the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006; a Bafta; and most recently, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Académie des César. Beginning her international filming career in the year 1992, she has gone beyond to shatter glass ceilings, working with today’s greatest directors: Stephen Frears, Sergio Castellito, Woody Allen, and Pedro Almodóvar .
After her debut in a Chanel fashion show in 1999, she has grown to favor Chanel pieces for her appearances at the Oscars, the Goyas, the Cannes Film Festival, and many an opening night. Her preference is not only for the Haute Couture, but also the Ready-to-Wear collections that Chanel has to offer. For Pedro Almodóvar’s film Broken Embraces, Chanel dressed the beauty herself.