Emily in Paris star Lily Collins has landed a new gig. Parisian jewellery and watch maison Cartier has announced the 32-year-old British-American actress as the ambassador of its limited-edition Clash [Un]limited jewellery and Double C de Cartier bag collections.
Clash [Un]limited is an extension of the two-year-old Clash de Cartier jewellery collection which is known for its punk-inspired studded pieces, and have seen design updates with stones line amazonite and XL-sized iterations in the past. The jewellery pieces fronted by Collins feature edgy spiked designs rendered in white gold with onyx, diamonds and amethyst – giving them an air of cool sophistication.
The Clash [Un]limited collection is an amped up extension of the Clash de Cartier collection.
Meanwhile, the Double C de Cartier collection which hits stores earlier this year is known for its classic flap bag silhouettes with a distinctive metal clasp in the form of the brand’s wax seal-inspired double “C” logo. This month, the series gets a fresh facelift with a new chain strap, new sizes and brighter colours.
Both the Clash [Un]limited and Double C de Cartier collections encapsulate the duality of Collins’ personal style. Cartier’s international marketing and communications director Arnaud Carrez noted in a statement: “Lily Collins embodies a new generation of artists who dare to reveal their different sides, sometimes classic and elegant, sometimes creative, sometimes even extravagant.”
The Double C de Cartier bags are known for their chic elegance.
In an interview with WWD, Collins shared how she has “familial memories” associated with Cartier. She said: “My mom always used to wear Cartier men’s watches when I was growing up. I remember loving the oversized look of it on her wrist, and then for my 18th birthday, she gifted me a watch, saying it would be with me my whole life.”
She added: “It felt like part of this evolution of me growing up, it felt like an organic relationship that had been with me for so many years, but I never imaged that I would officially be a part of the family.”