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.
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.
In 2008, an older, wiser and very much as beautiful Christy Turlington returned as the perfectly bone-structured face of Chanel.
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.
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.
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.
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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