Blake Lively‘s new role as the face the Chanel‘s Mademoiselle handbag line doesn’t thrill a few people. Chanel USA has its panties in a bunch over Lively’s appointment because her look is too “off-brand.” This is fashion talk for “Lively doesn’t represent what Chanel stands for, which is impossibly high price-points and and a lifestyle only few are stylish enough to enjoy.” Pish posh. Lively’s superbeautiful and glamorous, and it’s my belief that she embodies the spirit of the high-end brand.
New York Daily News got wind of Chanel USA’s reservations over the Gossip Girl star’s new role, which we assume to be true. Alas, their opinion doesn’t matter much as it’s up to Karl Lagerfeld to make the decisions, and those who gripe about it are rumored to get the heave-ho. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Lagerfeld said back in January that Lively is “a kind of American dream girl.” The two met back in July when Vogue editrix Anna Wintour introduced Lagerfeld to Lively during couture week in Paris. After that, Lively was on her way to becoming the Chanel’s newst “It” girl.
Lively was on the west coast set of Gossip Girl March 24th in a scantily-tied sarong. No doubt Serena wouldn’t bat an eyelash if that thing were to come undone.
Do you think Lively was a good choice for Chanel?