Tilda Swinton chosen by Karl Lagerfeld as face of new Chanel collection

Tilda Swinton is having a bit of a moment. I say that, of course, with a bit of a wink as this woman has never actually not been “having a moment.” She’s an actress that is known as much for her talents on the screen as her sartorial selections on the sidewalk. And now she’s got the official nod from Lagerfeld, Karl of course (she also made her debut in a David Bowie video today… in case you are wondering why a nod from Karl would be all that was required to be labelled as “having a moment.”)

It was announced this morning that Swinton will be the face of Chanel’s Metiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Collection. Why was she specifically chosen? Lagerfeld says, “Tilda perfectly embodies the Paris-Edimbourg
collection. She is of course Scottish, but more than that she is a modern
woman, a timeless icon of elegance.”  

And there you have it. Look for the ads to start appearing in May 2013 pubications. 


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