Chanel has confirmed the rumors that Alice Dellal will be its next advertising face. The London based socialite, model, and drummer will front commercials for Chanel's Boy handbag collection.
A Chanel spokesperson said that Karl Lagerfeld developed "a crush on this unique, charismatic young lady" when he spotted her on a photo shoot several months ago. With her nose ring and half-shaved head, Chanel also stated that Dellal is "the perfect incarnation of all that is unique about the Boy Chanel handbag collection, which strives [to be] far from conformist notions of femininity."
Chanel has tempted us with a behind-the-scenes photograph, which shows Lagerfeld behind the camera and Dellal perched on an antique desk. She's wearing a much girlier Chanel ensemble than I envisaged, and carrying one of the steely gray Boy bags. We'll get to see the finished product in our favorite fashion magazines next March.
While the cream colored clothes and pearl barrette are a bit more staid than I imagined, I'm still excited at the potential of this advertising campaign. For so long Chanel has been fairly prim and proper, so it's thrilling to see the fashion house shaking things up with more recent commercial choices. What do you think of Chanel's latest model?
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