This just in. Chanel has released an official statement confirming what has been flying all over the internet for the past 48 hours. Blake Lively has been appointed to front Chanel’s new line of handbags, the Mademoiselle collection. Chosen for ‘her fresh, youthful image and her innate sense of fashion’, she is seen pictured above with Mr Lagerfeld himself and one of bags she will be representing.
And this is the Chanel Mademoiselle, which I’m sure will come in a myriad of sizes, and shrunken perhaps to be made into clutches and cosmetic pouches. My question is, do you think Blake’s a good fit for Chanel, or do you think someone like say, Natalie Portman, would be more apt?
Then again, given his (Karl Lagerfeld) penchant for using celebrities that are more eclectic and unconventional (think Lily Allen and Vanessa Paradis), I’m not really surprised either.