The ‘Gossip Girl’ star, and muse to most every enviable designer, has been appointed an ambassador for the luxurious French fashion house — and their latest model!
She stars in the hit show Gossip Girl, has the much anticipated film The Green Lantern on the horizon, will almost surely be making the awards show rounds with her film The Town, and now, the eternally gorgeous and forever busy Blake Lively, can add two more jobs to her ever growing resume — official ambassador and model for Chanel!
The 23-year-old starlet was selected by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld for her new role and to front the fashion house’s upcoming handbag campaign. “She’s a kind of American dream girl, ” Karl told WWD. “I think she will become a great actress.” From WWD:
Lively related that Lagerfeld gave her a preview of the set after dinner. “I took a photo of him so that I would never forget that moment,” she said. “Never did I think six months later he would be photographing me.”
Indeed, Lively was at a loss to describe the experience of standing on that famous mirrored staircase upon which Gabrielle Chanel sent her models marching — and being photographed there by Lagerfeld.
“How did Cinderella feel when she slipped on the glass slipper? How did Snow White feel when she met her Prince Charming?,” she enthused. “A dream come true is an understatement. I can say that I feel like the happiest, luckiest girl around.”
California-born Lively said she grew up admiring Chanel and what it represents to her: “It is timeless, chic, graceful, intelligent, iconic and ever relevant.”