Blake Lively is the new face of Chanel, and here we have our first look at her debut ad!
WWD had a chance to ask the actress how she got into fashion to begin with.
Her mother, Elaine, was a fashion model who fronted a Hanes campaign and teamed up with her daughter to make dresses. “We’d always go down to the garment district with my father. We would go to really cool vintage stores or boutiques and we’d get a bunch of clothes and we’d sew a lot,” Lively recalls.
Yet the actress says she has no ambitions to jump into the melee with a project of her own.
“I have such a respect for fashion and such an appreciation for it that if there are people like Karl Lagerfeld out there designing, who am I?” she asks. “I want to bow down to them and be a representative for them if they’ll have me.”
She also told NY Times that she was always holding out for Chanel.
“I had other opportunities and I would say, ‘Thank you so much, but I am holding out for Chanel.’ That’s who I want to be the face of. And people would say, ‘Well, that’s unrealistic, they only hire Europeans,’ and I said: ‘Well, how great. I’ll be the first then.’”
I think she’s gorgeous. Do you think she’ll make a good Chanel model?