Time will tell. Fortune would so have it today of all days that the Spring 2017 advertising campaign for L’Instant Chanel starring none other than Grace Hartzel broke. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Grace Coddington, this campaign is of an exacting beauty the likes of only a precision timepiece by Chanel could elicit. In an associated short film for La Montre J12 by director Jacob Sutton, Grace is at her balletic best executing the sort of martial artistry that is typically the preserve of the big screen. No matter how far back time may seem to creep, like Grace herself it never stops moving forward.

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Credits include: Client, Chanel; Campaign, Spring 2017; Photography, Patrick Demarchelier; Styling, Grace Coddington; Hair, James Pecis; Makeup, Val Garland; Manicure, Elsa Durrens.

 

Grace Hartzel for L’Instant Chanel Spring 2017 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)

Grace Hartzel for L’Instant Chanel Spring 2017 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)

Grace Hartzel for L’Instant Chanel Spring 2017 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)

Grace Hartzel for L’Instant Chanel Spring 2017 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)