Kristen Stewart Is the New Face of Chanel - Let's Look Back At Her Most Memorable Chanel Moments

12/11/2013 at 12:12 PM ET

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Cooper Neill/Getty for Chanel; Pascal Le Segretain

Kristen Stewart may once have thought it was “bizarre” to be considered a fashion trendsetter, but apparently some of the biggest names in fashion don’t agree. First, she was named the face of Balenciaga fragrance, and now Karl Lagerfeld has tapped her to be the face of Chanel’s 2013-2014 Métiers d’Arts ad campaign.

Lagerfeld himself will shoot the ad campaign, which is due to be released in May 2014. Both he and Stewart were on hand in Dallas Tuesday night to fête the big news — he in a version of his white collar, black shirt and white ponytail uniform, she in the high-waisted leather palazzo pants, crop top and waist-tied shirt seen above at left.

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Stewart may strike some as an odd choice, considering she’s more often spotted in distressed denim than dramatic high fashion. But in fact, she and the haute house go way back. She even sported Chanel Couture to the 2010 Met Gala (far right), thought it was three more years before she scored a front-row seat at the brand’s Haute Couture fashion show in July, which she attended in a Karl-approved palette of black and white, accessorized with short shorts, biker gloves and a whole lot of attitude.

The most recent celebrity faces of Chanel have been ethereal blondes Diane Kruger, Blake Lively and Brad Pitt, so we’re interested to see how Lagerfeld shoots the moody, edgy and brunette Stewart. Are you excited for Stewart’s new gig? Is it a good fit? And which of her Chanel looks is your favorite?

–Alex Apatoff

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Denise on

Heck yeah I’m ready! Congratulations Kristen! Fav Chanel look: the white jacket/short ensemble she wore this Spring.

zuzie on

Congrats Kristen😀 and im so excited 100% my fave’s first pict at #DallasChanel!!!!!

Angela M Alexander on

Agree with Denise, “Heck yeah”. Kristen photos very well and she will be a great face for Chanel. My fav, the white jacket/short ensemble she wore earlier this year. Right on Kristen and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

lilly on

wow so fine for kristen she rocks once again

alexandra on

She has emerged from a difficult time of her life and has won millions of admirers after her behavior in the past year. She is going to have a relevant role as one of the most trendy and interesting woman around the world.

fashionista on

WTF is she wearing? It’s an ugly get up and her frame looks overwhelmed by those pants. I don’t know what her stylist was thinking. Out of three pictured outfits I like one in the middle. Other two are fail. I can’t believe Chanel picked her as a face of Chanel. Kudos to her team. They’ve sold her good.

Poliana on

So excited, Kristen looks divine, of course, the enthusiasm and congratulations to Kristen!

Maria on

WOW, I put class with the face of Chanel, and she is not what I would call class IMO.

Amy on

Karl is out of touch and it’s about time he retired. This is not the Chanel customer.

guest on

I like girls with a little edge! This is awesome.

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