Kristen Stewart has opened up on her experiences with the late Karl Lagerfeld insisting he wasn't "intimidating" and was "shockingly unpretentious".

Kristen Stewart  on Vanity Fair cover

Kristen Stewart on Vanity Fair cover

The 29-year-old actress has praised the late Chanel creative director - who passed away on February 19 at the age of 85 - and revealed he was "incredibly inviting" and "true to himself" despite his "scary" persona, and she will always remember the piece of advice he gave her about being a creative individual.

She said: "It's funny how he presents - so austere and so scary. He wasn't though. He was incredibly inviting - insanely, shockingly unpretentious. He liked what he liked because he liked it. He was a fancy motherf***er, but it was true to him. It's almost like he sensed he was intimidating, so he was like, 'No. To have a creative heart is daunting, but let's get it beating faster and harder.'"

The 'Charlies Angels' star - who has been a Chanel ambassador since 2013 - was always "encouraged" to be herself by Lagerfeld and his words of advice helped "shape" her own style.

She added: "He was always touching you while speaking to you. There's just a feeling that he gave me, an encouraging attaboy thing that shapes you in really profound ways."

Kristen loves working with the prestigious French fashion house because it's a brand that is "honest" and real.

Speaking to the September 2019 Style Issue of Vanity Fair magazine, she said: "With Chanel, I've never been made to feel like I was telling a story that wasn't being pulled out of me in a really honest way."