Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is Chanel's newest leading lady. The 23-year-old actress inked a deal with the luxury fashion house in January to be the face of the Mademoiselle handbags.
Karl Lagerfeld personally chose Lively for the campaign, calling her "an American dream girl," and shot the photographs himself at Chanel’s Parisian headquarters.
The New York Times reports that Lively passed on other modeling opportunities, saying, "Thank you so much, but I am holding out for Chanel."
Lively called the opportunity to represent the brand "a dream come true," according to People.
Chanel (and Gossip Girl) fans won’t have long to wait to see the entire campaign, as a photo has already been released and the remaining art will be on newsstands later this month.