Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel might be a veteran among fashion designers but he still likes to keep the public on their toes and would clearly rather die (in fashion italics) than make a boring or predictable decision. Hence the fashion world this morning choked on their skinny lattes to hear that punk rocker, Dr Marten stomper and catwalk anarchist Alice Dellal could be the next face of the ultimate chic French brand’s range of handbags.
You read that correctly. Apparently, Dellal, whose trademark look is a half shaved-off head, and occupation, while not tripping lightly down a runway, is drumming in her heavy metal band, Thrush Metal. Like you do. 2012 could be shaping up as a big year for the young Dellal. If she does follow in the footsteps of Lily Allen and Blake Lively in posing for Lagerfeld’s lens, she’ll be adding to a list of recent campaigns with the likes of Calvin Klein cK1 and Ermanno Scervino on it too. We can’t wait to find out if it’s true!