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Chanel confirms Alice Dellal is face of new ‘Boy’ bag


Alice Dellal

Alice Dellal

Alice Dellal

Alice Dellal, the punky model famous for her half-shaved head, has bagged an upcoming Chanel advertising campaign.

Alice Dellal, rumoured to be the latest face of Chanel. Photo: REX

The rumours were swirling last week, but Chanel have now confirmed that model and front-row favourite Alice Dellal will be the new face of their 'Boy' handbag collection.

A sneak preview picture of the shaven-headed model, who is also a drummer for band Thrush Metal, has been revealed by the label, showing her being photographed by creative director Karl Lagerfeld. Dellal, perched atop an antique desk, dressed in a frilly cream Chanel dress and jacket, clutching a pale grey leather 'Boy' bag, is just visible.

"[Karl Lagerfeld] had a crush on this unique, charismatic young lady, who is both a model and musician, during a photo shoot several months ago," Chanel told WWD. "This previously unforeseen alliance finally became self-evident. Alice Dellal represents the perfect incarnation of all that is unique about the Boy Chanel handbag collection, which strives [to be] far from conformist notions of femininity."

Having previously featured in campaigns for Ermanno Scervino, Mango and Agent Provocateur, this Chanel appointment is not her first, but is certainly her most high profile. When it is released worldwide in March next year, the pictures will see her joining the eclectic ranks of Chanel's former handbag models which include Gossip Girl Blake Lively, singer Lily Allen and actress Diane Kruger.

So now it's confirmed, we can't wait to see what Miss punk/rock Dellal looks like in a Chanel skirt-suit.