British model Alice Dellal has been announced as the new poster girl for Chanel Boy handbags
After lots of will she, won’t she, speculation, it’s been confirmed that Alice Dellal is the new face of Chanel handbags.
The punk model – famous for her nose ring and half-shaved hairstyle – has bagged the prestigious campaign for the French fashion house’s new Boy handbag collection.
The London It-girl will follow in the footsteps of Lily Allen, Vanessa Paradis and, most recently, Blake Lively, to become the new face of Chanel, and bring a touch of bad girl edge to the classic brand.
A sneak peek of Dellal, who is also a drummer in the band Thrush Metal and sister of Charlotte Olympia shoe designer Charlotte Dellal, modelling for the ads has been released by the label to industry paper, WWD. The image shows the 24-year-old being photographed by Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld, while she sits on top of an antique desk, dressed in a signature cream Chanel dress and jacket, and clutching a pale grey quilted handbag.
Chanel told WWD in a statement: ‘Lagerfeld had a crush on this unique, charismatic young lady, who is both a model and musician, during a photoshoot several months ago. This previously unforeseen alliance finally became self-evident. Alice Dellal represents the perfect incarnation of all that is unique about the Boy Chanel handbag collection, which strives [to be] far from conformist notions of femininity.’
Can’t wait to see the completed pictures!