Model Jade de Lavareille takes us on a ride backstage at Chanel

By Kenneth Richard | The Impressionist

In yet another example of a model taking on multiple roles, model Jade de Lavareille of IMG Models straps on a camera to take us behind the scenes at the fall 2015 Chanel show and adds director, filmmaker, and editor to her resume. The result is the best backstage video of the season and what we hope is the beginning of a fresh fashion career for the young model and filmmaker.

The film is shot entirely from Lavareille’s point of view as she wakes at 4:30, skateboards throughout Paris to the the Grand Palais, enters backstage at Chanel’s “Brasserie de Gabrielle”, gets hair and make-up ready, sits with her fellow models to listen to instructions, does a run-through, gets dressed and stands in the the line-up. It is as holistic a fashion backstage film as ever there was one and Lavareille has a great eye for knowing where to focus and when, all while multitasking as a model.

The French Swiss model’s editing and music choices in post production show a panache for storytelling beyond her years and The Impression isn’t sure if we are looking at a model with the wisdom to tell a story from a new angle or the next Kathryn Bigelow. Either way, we wish her well and keep on rolling Jade.


Backstage at Chanel FW15/16 Show in Paris
Director/Editor/Model | Jade de Lavareille  IMG Models
Music | “Fade out Lines” by The Avener