Alice Dellal Rumored for Chanel | Model May Front New Handbag Advertisements

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Alice Dellal

Alice DellalEdgy British model and musician Alice Dellal is rumored to become the new face of Chanel handbags.

While the Chanel brand screams timeless European elegance, creative director Karl Lagerfeld has made some left of center choices for his advertising campaigns in the past. Most recent face Blake Lively courted controversy for being too American and average, while the girl before that, Lily Allen was known for boozing and bad behavior when she fronted her ads.

And even though Dellal is known for unusual shaved hairstyles and playing in a band smuttily called Thrush Metal, she’s managed to imbue equal measures of attitude and sophistication into some recent advertising campaigns. She recently fronted ads for Ermanno Scervino, Mango, and Agent Provocateur.

The Chanel press office is staying tight-lipped on the rumor, but that’s not likely to quell speculation. Karl Lagerfeld has a history of handpicking unconventional beauties for his campaigns, and as he’s the man in charge and behind the camera his word is gospel.

I guess we’ll have to keep guessing until Chanel issues a statement or those advertisements appear. Do you think Alice Dellal has what it takes to be the next face of Chanel? Or would you prefer the fashion house retain current model Blake Lively?

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