Tilda Swinton has been known as the actress in Haider Ackermann. The androgynous woman with such an iconic and period based beauty, Ackermann always did her silhouette justice. Mais, non plus?

Swinton has been chosen as Karl Lagerfeld’s newest leading lady. That’s correct. Tilda Swinton will act as Lagerfeld’s heroine in the 2012 – 13 ad campaign for Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection. “Tilda perfectly embodies the Paris-Edimbourg collection. She is of course Scottish, but more than that she is a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance,” declared Karl Lagerfeld.

The entire campaign can be seen in May 2013, until then CHANEL has given us a sneak peek of what to expect.CHANEL-Tilda-Swinton-for-the-Paris-Edimbourg-Collection-©-Olivier-Saillant

Karl Lagerfeld photographing Tilda Swinton for this campaign.