The Many Faces of Chanel

As the rumored new face of Chanel Blake Lively joins an illustrious list of muses, from supermodels and waifs, to bombshells, rockstars, and even a mother-daughter duo.

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In 2007, a then-20-year-old Kiera Knightley posed for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance. Rumors swirled at the time that the slim-framed actress was "fattened up" during the editing process.
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French ingenue Audrey Tatou played Coco Chanel in the biopic, Coco Avant Chanel, and lent her likeness to a short film for Chanel No. 5 around its release. In it, the Amelie star swirls about a train with a gorgeous, mysterious stranger, entranced by her scent.
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Two of the ladies who showed the rest how it's done—Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington—lent their supermodel prowess to the house's ad campaigns in the early '90s.
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In 2008, an older, wiser and very much as beautiful Christy Turlington returned as the perfectly bone-structured face of Chanel.
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It's no surprise that French model—and Johnny Depp's amour—Vanessa Paradis would be a Chanel muse. She's a friend of Karl Lagerfeld's, joining him at many a fabulous fashion events.
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Nicole Kidman starred as a glamorous movie star (herself, really) in a Baz Luhrman-directed short film for Chanel No. 5, earning nearly $4 million dollars and a Guinness World Record in the process.
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Claudia Schiffer was another icon who has made several repeat appearances as one of Chanel's leading ladies. After a stint in the '90s, Schiffer posed for this campaign in 2008, followed by another in 2010.
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Known for her gamine looks Stella Tennant brought a polished edge to her ads for Chanel in the '90s, replacing a reportedly "bitter" Schiffer as muse.
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Rockerish folk singer Cat Power (who's real name is Chan Marshall) served as jewelry spokeswoman, surprising both music and fashion fans everywhere.
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Following Cat Power, Lily Allen was Lagerfeld's next surprising pick from the music world, stunning us all when she cleaned up her naughty-pop punk look in favor of a decidedly Audrey Hepburn-like turn.
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Rock spawn Georgia May Jagger officially upped the ante on Chanel's bombshell phase this season, starring in the house's most recent steamy ads.
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Georgia May has rock 'n' roll and beauty in her genes. Her mom, the formidable Jerry Hall, was the face of Chanel's summer 2009 campaign.
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