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Camila Mendes has loved Chanel since she was a teenager.
The “Riverdale” star has been worshiping the classic French fashion house – founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1909 – since her high school years with the brand marking the out-of-school milestone.
The 27-year-old actress told ELLE: “My love for Chanel goes back a long way. My love for Chanel goes back a long way. For my graduation gift from high school, my father gave me my first Chanel bag. It was a really unique orange metallic shoulder bag, and I was obviously so excited. I still have it, and in fact, I have to start wearing it again! “
The love of the “Palm Springs” star for the luxury brand – whose creative director is Virginie Viard, who took over in 2019 after the death of Karl Lagerfeld, 85, who had run the brand since 1983 – is something she could have had. from his mother.
She explained, “And my mom’s favorite perfume is Chanel. Every year for Christmas, we ask her what she wants, and she replies, “Just give me my Chanel. It’s very glamorous!
The fashion house – with its signature bags, suits, two-tone shoes and little black dresses – has a range of classic fragrances, including its inaugural ‘Chanel No.5, which debuted in 1921.
Growing up, Camila revealed that Rachel Bilson was “everything” in her style due to Rachel’s role as SUMMER ROBERTS in “The OC” and she didn’t disappoint when she met her in the real life. life.
Camila said: “She was everything to me! Rachel Bilson was the fashion inspiration for me growing up. To me she was the epitome of casual chic style. God she was the coolest. I have her. met once at a party and we exchanged our numbers.
“I guess there was a connection there. She was like, ‘Text me if you ever need anything’ and of course I didn’t have the guts to do it. So I still have Rachel Bilson’s number in my phone – if she hasn’t changed it, I guess!