Most people think of Patti Smith as a punk legend. Based on who she’s imagined playing herself and late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in a biopic, she would also make an utterly magnificent casting director. “I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, ‘Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting,’ ” the singer told Entertainment Weekly. “There’s something in his eyes. And Robert [Mapplethorpe] was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic. Kristen has a very special quality. She’s not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic.” Uh, we don’t know if we would really characterize Kristen as either, but either way we love this casting call. Leather jackets, soulful longing, starving artistry: This is all we want to see Rob and Kristen do, forever. Let’s get these kids back to their roots! And by roots, we mean heaving sighs!
Vanessa Paradis has been an internationally famous singer since early adolescence, the 37-year-old knows she’s best known in the US for having two children with long-time partner Johnny Depp—someone she wasn’t hesitant to discuss at a Chanel dinner celebrating Rogue COCO, her new lipstick line, in NY last night. “I love his style, yeah, yeah, yeah!” she exclaimed to People. “I love him, and I don’t have to say I like this and I don’t like that. When you love somebody, you take them as they are. I would not change him.” Yeah, yeah, yeah! But do you really, really like him, Vanessa? As much as you like the quilt tiles on your dress?
“I like him very much in all terms and every sense of the way. He makes me happy. We are many things—we are together and, in a way, one person.” While Captain Jack wasn’t around to literalize her claims, Patti Smith—who joined Depp at Tim Burton’s MOMA party last year—and Kate Bosworth provided support in his stead. Get a closer look in the gallery below.
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