Kristen Stewart Is Perfection in Chanel’s New ‘Paris in Rome’ Campaign Photos

This is Kristen Stewart’s sexiest campaign yet.

The 25-year-old actress (whose birthday is tomorrow, April 9!) stars in the new campaign for Chanel’s Metiers d’Art, titled “Paris in Rome.”

Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, Stewart channels the French actress Yvonne Furneaux, who starred in Federico Fellini’s classic and acclaimed 1960 film La Dolce VitaThey shot the campaign in a Parisian apartment, decorated with Art Deco furniture by Louis Süe and André Mare.

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CREDIT: Karl Lagerfeld/Chanel

Of shooting with the German fashion designer, Stewart said to WWD:

Karl never turns me into something I’m not. But like all good directors, he is capable of bringing qualities out of people that are sometimes not as obvious to them.

Karl directs photo shoots and always provides an environment for a story to unfold. And the way that occurs is very natural. But always under his guidance, which is felt and inspiring. It’s never labor intensive because that is against the nature of spontaneous art.

Stewart added that of all the times she has collaborated with Karl, she named this campaign her “favorite.” And there have been many other instances, including: Chanel’s 2013 Metiers d’Art campaign, eyewear campaigns, 11.12 handbag collection and an eye makeup line, not to mention Lagerfeld’s short film in which she starred as Coco Chanel herself.

Wearing the [Metiers d’Art] clothes from the [fashion] show was my favorite experience yet working on campaign shoots with Chanel. The set was so complete and transportive. The clothes within that environment came to life.

The 82-year-old fashion designer commented:

[Stewart] is an actress and she is very actress-like, which I love. This a photo of an actress of a period which does not exist any longer, the kind of movies they don’t make anymore and [Stewart] got it naturally.”

She is a real personality. I don’t compare her to any other actress and she is really modern, whatever that means. And I think that she is perfect for the Chanel image of today.

He added:

[Stewart] knows us, she knows my whole team so that makes a big difference. For me, working with people I really know is no problem. There is no questioning, there is no drama. We are used to each other so things come naturally.

La Dolce Vita won the the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Oscar for Best Costumes, and later this year Stewart too will be hitting the awards circuit. Her latest film Café Society, directed by Woody Allen and co-starring Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll, Blake Lively and more, will actually be opening the Cannes Film Festival this year on May 11.

See more pics of K-Stew’s new Chanel campaign in the gallery above.