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Léa Seydoux by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for Prada Candy

Léa Seydoux on her Prada obsession

After working with Wes Anderson and Steven Meisel for the fashion house’s Candy fragrances, the AnOther cover star is back for round three

Having previously been transformed into the flirtatious star of her own Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola short (for Prada Candy) and posed in the buff for Steven Meisel (Prada Candy Florale), the Blue is the Warmest Colour actress turned Bond girl Léa Seydoux is back to celebrate the fragrance’s mini-sized re-editions, dubbed Prada Candy Kiss. This time, the AnOther cover star was transformed into an animated version of herself by fashion’s favourite graphic artist, Vahram Muratyan. “I love everything about Prada and Miu Miu,” Seydoux admits. “Prada is all about classicism and the avant-garde which makes it one of the most important brands in the world of fashion.” As she revealed in AnOther’s SS15 issue, “I feel very close in my personality to Prada. It’s a femininity that’s complex; there is contradiction. It suits modern women today.”

“It was really refreshing to be given the freedom and space to do as I felt best in the role,” Seydoux says of creating the campaign’s starring character (named Candy), although she admits working with such giants of film and fashion can be nerve-wracking. “Steven Meisel, for Prada Candy Florale, clearly has such a sophisticated understanding of image that he can give you this freedom, even though it can be quite intimidating,” she explains. With the actress getting ready to “dive into the Bond universe,” for upcoming film Spectre, things are only getting busier. But will Seydoux’s character confirm to Bond-girl clichés? “She’s tougher, and more sensitive as well,” she told AnOther. “She’s a modern woman in that way. She takes her destiny in her own hands. She’s not passive.” Just like Seydoux herself, then.