By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
When rumors first surfaced about a month ago that Blake Lively would be the new face of Chanel handbags, we were practically giddy. Now that it has been deemed official fact by Karl Lagerfeld himself, we can't wait to see what fabulous Chanel frocks the starlet will hit the red carpet wearing in 2011...
A story in today's WWD confirms that the Gossip Girl star will, in fact, front a new campaign for Chanel Mademoiselle handbags, which you'll soon see in April fashion magazines. "'She's a kind of American dream girl,' said Lagerfeld, lauding Lively's spontaneous nature, freshness and what he described as natural star quality. 'I think she will become a great actress.' And Lagerfeld noted Lively is very aptly named. 'She's full of life,' the designer said."
As for Lively, she described the experience of being photographed by the famed designer like this: "How did Cinderella feel when she slipped on the glass slipper? How did Snow White feel when she met her Prince Charming? A dream come true is an understatement. I can say that I feel like the happiest, luckiest girl around."
What do you gals think of Lagerfeld's latest choice? Is Blake the perfect brand ambassador for Chanel? Discuss!
And check out Blake in some of our favorite-ever Chanel looks here, here, and here!
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