Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis at Chanel Versailles event: who looked better?

Did you know the most magnificent alien on earth, Tilda Swinton, was and is tight with Karl Lagerfeld? Why have I never made this connection before? Probably because Tilda doesn’t wear anything from Chanel, from what I’ve seen. Karl Lagerfeld’s current aesthetic veers on the girly, the frilly, with lots of lace and tiered ruffles and beading and spangles. Which is totally not Tilda’s style. So why was Tilda hanging out with Lagerfeld at yesterday’s Cruise 2012-2013 Chanel fashion show? Unknown. But she was there, and she looked fabulous.

The show was held at Versailles. No joke. I think Lagerfeld has done shows at Versailles before, as have other designers. The truth is, anyone can rent out Versailles if you have enough cash. You can read more about the Chanel show here at The Telegraph. Personally, I can’t see Tilda wearing any of these frocks, which Lagerfeld claims are all about “serious frivolity.” There is nothing frivolous about Tilda.

That being said, I could see Vanessa Paradis in just about everything from the show. Vanessa is one of Karl’s “muses” so she was there too. And she looked really tired, didn’t she? We haven’t seen Vanessa since Johnny Depp publicly denied their relationship troubles, although… they still haven’t been out and about together in months and months. Where is Johnny right now while Vanessa is looking beat with Karl Lagerfeld in France?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. jinni says:

    Well Johnny and Vanessa were never the kind of couple that would get papped often even before the break-up rumors started.

  2. Jackie says:

    Tilda has unbelievably good fashion sense…and perfect skin. wow. she puts everyone else to shame.

  3. Agnes says:

    LOOOOVE tilda’s outfit. vanessa looks great, but tilda is in a class of her own. :)

  4. normades says:

    That coat is fab. Please give me the same in a shorter version.

  5. bea says:

    TILDA!!!!! She just has it!

    Do you think she has make-up on, but went for a nude look or is that just her face? I love it and I love her attitude and pose.

    VP – I like her dress and shoes. She looks very, very thin, but I think that’s natural for her.

    I can’t believe all the love for Karl – he seems like an evil old queen.

  6. loma says:

    I love Tilda, she always looks amazing, but I’m still peeved with her for signing that Free Polanski petition. Whyyyy Tilda, WHY!?!???

  7. lower-case deb says:

    this is the first time i see a picture where His Karl Lagerfeldness is the one kind of-clinging to whoever he’s taking pictures with.

    usually people are draped all over him (Vanessa up there, the Met Ball Blake Lively). usually you can see every inch of his profile.

    But with Tilda… he’s even half-obscured.

    i am in awe.

  8. original almond says:

    I’m not liking the pants on Tilda at all. But the rest is awesome sauce. I still can’t bring myself to adore as I should because of that Polanski petition. Huge wrong step on that one.

  9. lamamu says:

    Whether you like her fashion choices or not–and there’s no use nit-picking her ensembles–NO ONE wears clothes better than Tilda.

  10. Axel 5 says:

    Love everything about this, Tilda and VP looks amazing and so elegant.

  11. shontay says:

    I usually don’t find Vanessa attractive, but she is here. Plus, I love her outfit.

    Tilda looks damn good. Unique, but not weird. I’ll take Tilda, though since she’s got so much talent.

  12. Bobby sue says:

    They both look amazing. Vanessa is effortless and uniquely gorgeous imo.

  13. Bobby sue says:

    KL is holding tight to both of them so he can remain standing! Someone get him a wheelchair stat!

  14. Dibba says:

    Looks like a bunch of corpses to me

  15. Sara says:

    Oh those teeth are something else. Time for a trip to the dentist.

  16. QQ says:

    As the Pic loaded i just screamed to Her: BITCH! YOU LOOK AMAZING!!


  17. shaboo says:

    I love tilda’s trousers. That woman has style.

  18. another nina says:

    I had not realized how drop-dead gorgeous is Tilda until I saw her in that movie, where she played the mother of a mass murderer. And she is so elegant here.

  19. Lisa says:

    Tilda should dye her hair and play Uncle Karl in a movie. Just stick a pillow under the jacket.

  20. Gia says:

    Tilda is a boss. But Vanessa’s dress is stunning!

  21. lil ole me says:

    I love her as an actress, but she downright frightens me. Her, Christopher Walken and Willem Dafoe. Great actors- but creeeepy

  22. Kimlee says:

    Tilda win hands down.

    Vanessa just looks ok and the way she hanging on Kiss his ass is just sicking.

  23. PAM says:

    Vanessa looks great and the dress is stunning!

  24. Reece says:

    I love them both for different reasons and different moods. Although, I could wrap myself in that coat and die happy.

  25. Michele says:

    Vanessa is so beautiful! I love the dress she is wearing in these pictures. She embodies the French sex appeal that I always admired.
    I think Tilda is also attractive and I love the fashion risks she always takes. She has amazing skin for a woman her age. It proves that staying out of the sun is the best sort of skin care.

  26. Loulou says:

    Vanessa owns Versailles since recording her live album there with a symphonic orchestra and incidentally, sang the praise of domestic life with a partner who appreciated the simplest things… Tilda is a goddess, she IS Love like her brilliant Italian movie where she’s beautiful done up Milanese style and later when the hair comes off. Karl looks like he’s protecting his little bird (he put Vanessa in a bird cage in a Chanel commercial once). The event looked lovely, as did both women.

  27. The Original Denise says:

    Tilda-perfection. Enough said.

  28. Jess says:

    Looooove Tilda’s coat. She looks fab!

  29. MaDv says:

    Vanessa paradis …she looks so pretty there! =)

  30. ernie says:

    vanessa is the cat’s meow. Tilda looks like a dude.

  31. Kosmos says:

    Yes, Tilda has great style, although she’s not naturally beautiful. Her style is always her best asset, and I love that. Vanessa has more natural beauty, but I’m not fond of the dress she is wearing here. I sometimes think her clothes are flattering, other times not so much, so it’s a mix, but I do like that she seems like a nice person. In these pics, however, Vanessa’s hair seems a little mousy and something could be done with either the color or the style to change that.

  32. Kittypants says:

    Wow. Tilda looks so amazing in the first picture. She has such a unique style.

  33. TXCinderella says:

    Vanessa is a very beautiful woman. I don’t understand why she doesn’t get her teeth fixed. Having a gap is one thing, but her teeth look like her gap is huge due to gum disease. I saw an up close pic of her and her teeth look horrible.

  34. dj says:

    Tilda’s height and this ensemble are exquisite!

  35. Tiffany says:

    There is that person that you see and think if only I can have a tenth of their swagger, style, hair and personality it is The Swinton. She is the woman you want to drink with and take up smoking just to be near her.I would not turn her down if she asked me out. Yeah, I have a massive crush.

  36. jesstar says:

    I want to be Tilda when I grow up.

  37. O'Connell says:

    Vanessa has never been attractive. Her teeth are terrible, her style questionable. I can’t figure out why she can’t make herself look better. She wants to be individualistic as the French do, but in Vanessa’s case it never looks good. In order to hold Johnny Depp you would have to look better than this. Tilda has an unusual look about her, but I think she is wonderful. She probably could have been a model. Tilda seems to get better all the time. I admire her.

  38. the original bellaluna says:

    I love me some Tilda, so I’m gonna say her FTW! But that Death Eater needs to get his claws off her arm. Bite him, Tilda! Bite him! Or throw some Holy Water on him, something!

  39. Aud says:

    I think Tilda, only because she epitomizes that masculine look. She does, after all, look as masculine as Coco Chanel did in her time.

  40. Nina says:

    Tilda!!! She is an original and rocks whatever she wears. Love the trousers and sunglasses!

  41. lss says:

    I do love teeth that aren’t completely perfect but every time I see the size of the gap between Vanessa’s front teeth, I can’t help but wonder if my little sharp intake of breath is the same reaction that Johnny would have had the first time the girl with the beautiful back turned around and opened her mouth…

  42. Issa says:

    Im in envy over Tilda’s outfit. I want it! She’s 50+, she looks that amazing without being a plastic/pillow face. Seriously whats her secret?

  43. oh la la says:

    one of these women is stylish, the other is elegant and beautiful, i am going with the beautiful vanessa paradis, tilda might be elegant but her lack of beauty.. beauty and elegance is the perfect match and vanessa looked perfect in versailles with that very simple dress and ironed hair and red lipstick, and not to mention she is CHANEL favorite, uncle karl said she is the daughter he never had they look like father and daughter