Blake Lively Named Chanel's Newest Face

01/05/2011 at 01:00 PM ET

Blake Lively is the New Face of Chanel
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Blake Lively is on a roll! The fashion darling, who already has a Christian Louboutin shoe named after her, has been tapped to front Chanel’s new Mademoiselle handbag line, reports WWD. “She’s a kind of American dream girl” says designer Karl Lagerfeld of the French design house’s newest face. The blonde beauty, who spent much of her time in Paris last July mingling with fashion royalty during the couture shows, was photographed by the designer himself at Chanel’s Rue Cambon headquarters for the new campaign. For the actress, being photographed in the historic apartment where Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel once showed her collections was humbling. “A dream come true is an understatement. I can say that I feel like the happiest, luckiest girl around.” Lively, whose ads are slated to run in April magazines, joins an elite club of stars who have posed for the house of Chanel, including Diane Kruger, Lily Allen and Vanessa Paradis. “Though I am the face of [the handbag], I will carry it like every girl,” Lively said. “I will always feel it’s more than just a purse. It’s a quilted case full of lipstick, love letters and the dreams and possibilities that I have always felt every time I see that beautiful ‘CC.'” —Justine Harman


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Natalie on

Blake seems like a nice girl, and she has a gorgeous body, but I don’t get the appeal of her face. She is pretty, but a model she is not.

seci on

Did I really read that “she is kind of an American dream girl”??? Seriously, her?? What a joke!

kim on

Good for Blake. She’s a sweet girl and she seems very down to earth. She deserves all the good things coming her way.

Amy on

I think Blake is a stunning woman. I read an article where she talks about her family life and the meaning behind her name “Blake.” The article made me fall in love with her!

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Jay on

I think she is gorgeous, and she has an amazing sense of style for one so young!

Kate on

I think she’s amazing. She always handles herself with grace and she’s got a hot body to boot. What’s not to like? She’s also got an amazing sense of style. Good for her.

K on

LOVE HER! She is America’s dream girl and anyone who says otherwise is just jealous perhaps?

She has great style, a wonderful personality, an amazing acting career and she is all around beautiful. Definitely someone who deserves the best and is getting just that! Congrats B!

Jon on

That’s great to hear, good luck!

Glad for her on

Dreams do come true. Work hard.

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