You’re turning 38 this year. What sort of woman do you see yourself as being today?
One who loves change, loves to explore and loves to love. I’m also a woman of solitude. I’m an only child and I’ve always been used to and needed to spend time alone. I find ideas in solitude. It’s probably why late nights are my favourite part of the day. I finally have time for myself, to read, watch a film or daydream.
You’ve been the face of Miss Dior since 2015. What are your best memories?
There have been so many from the beginning that it’s hard to say right off the top of my head. I’d say the film shoot at the Hotel du Cap, in Antibes (in 2015). We used a helicopter and there was something so beautiful and extravagant with that wall of flowers. That’s still a sublime moment. To me, Dior symbolises strength of character as much as a bold style of femininity.
Speaking of bold femininity, in your speech at the Los Angeles Women’s March in January 2018, you called for a “revolution of desire”. Do you feel it is happening?
I think every woman should feel safe, free to express her desires and dress however she likes without being violently attacked. It’s such an obvious thing, but no woman should be afraid of being what she wants to be or of acting how she likes, or have to ask permission. We are only in the middle of a long process of consciousness raising but I think the #MeToo movement has been a breakthrough.
Read the full interview in the May issue of marie claire, on sale now.