Even though you guys didn’t care about yesterday’s Kristen Stewart post, I am undeterred. In fact, your ambivalence just makes me MORE interested in seeing what she’s up to. As it turns out, she was NOT flying out of LA to meet up with Rob Pattinson or some sketchy, as-yet-unknown lover. She was flying to Dallas for a Chanel event – you can see the photos here. CB and I were laughing about what the Chanel people gave her to wear – those are the most hideous leather palazzo pants I’ve ever seen in my life.
Ordinarily, I would just think that Kristen was just picking up some supplemental income by flying all the way down to Dallas for that event, but as it turns out, Kristen has just been named the newest (lip-biting) face of Chanel. She will be representing the 2013/14 Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection – it’s “Texas themed” apparently…? Apparently, Karl Lagerfeld is shooting the ad campaign himself and the first images should be out in April or May of next year.
Previously, Kristen has represented Balenciaga’s perfume line, although I think her contract was not renewed after Alexander Wang took over the line (but I could be wrong about that). I think this is Kristen’s first time representing an actual fashion line, and why not go for Chanel? Chanel has been trying to appeal to the younger American consumers for a while – remember how Blake Lively was the face of Chanel’s handbag line? Hahaha. But overall, I’m not expecting much from this ad campaign. Kristen isn’t a great model and Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t shoot the best ads. It will be a non-event.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.