Chanel has been popular among celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor,
Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and others.
Jackie Kennedy was choosing Chanel as her go-to designer. She wore a double-breasted Chanel wool suit when her husband, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
The suit has become an emblem for her husband’s assassination and one of the iconic items of fashion of the 1960s. "Jackie in the
blood-stained pink Chanel suit”, as “the most legendary garment in
American history“, and as “emblematic of the ending of innocence“.
Catherine Deneuve, was the face of Chanel No. 5 from 1956-76.
Vanessa Paradis, became the face of Coco perfume in the `90s, beginning a long-lasting relationship with Lagerfeld and Chanel, for which she has also modeled lipstick and handbags.
Claudia Schiffer achieved supermodel status when she became the face of Chanel in 1987 and closed most of Lagerfeld's shows in the `90s. She's still going strong 20 years later, most recently fronting
Chanel's new range of eyewear.
Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington were two of the most iconic
models of the Nineties. In 1991, their combined glamour and effortless cool made them the perfect choice to front the Chanel boutique clothing range.
No fashion history is complete without the inclusion of Miss Moss.
Despite being the face of Coco Mademoiselle Chanel since its launch in 2001, after five years Kate was swiftly replaced by Keira Knightley
amid rumors of hardcore partying.
Lagerfeld cast the British actress, Keira Knightley as the face of
Coco Mademoiselle. She appeared in a few major ad campaigns, and has been a Chanel supporter since 2006.
In 2015 Keira is the face of the lipstick Rouge, featuring the "Gabrielle" shade
Nicole Kidman was the star of Chanel’s 2004 campaign, including a
famed four-minute mini-film shot by Baz Lurhmann. Costing an
astonishing $4 million dollars to produce, the film later won a
Guinness World Record for being the most expensive advert of all time.
In 2009, a 52-year-old Jerry Hall proved age is just a number when she fronted a seriously seductive campaign for Chanel's accessories line. In Karl Lagerfeld's words: "Oscar Wilde said, 'I like men who have a future, and women who have a past.' It is this whole idea of seduction that is summarized here that appeals to me."
Audrey Tatou, became a new face of Chanel No. 5, after playing Coco Chanel in the film Coco avant Chanel. She starred in
an advert released on 5th May, 88 years to the day after Coco Chanel
first produced her iconic fragrance.
In 2011, Blake Lively, adored by most in the fashion industry, was being thrust into the spotlight as Chanel's newest face and brand ambassador. Her ad campaign for Mademoiselle handbags debuted in April 2011.
Marilyn Monroe's love for Chanel No.5 was no secret. And in 2012, it
has become possible to hear her say it for the first time in a rare
recording, where she admitted to wearing "just a few drops
of Chanel No. 5” to bed.
In 2012, Brad Pitt was the first ever male to become a face of Chanel No. 5, starring in a black and white video. The ad raised a lot of eyebrows at the time.
In 2014, Gisele Bundchen landed one of the perfume industry's most
iconic accounts, Chanel No. 5. A new ad campaign featuring Bündchen was directed by Baz Luhrmann, and was filmed in New York and Hamptons. Bundchen was chosen for her “natural beauty and modern femininity,” according to the company.
Cara Delevingne, has become the new face of Chanel for Fall 2014
campaign. Kendal Jenner, might replace her based on the recent very frequent Chanel campaign appearances.
Diane Kruger was the face of Chanel's Allure perfume even before her acting career took off. She has since modeled handbags and become one
of Chanel's most loyal and prominent celebrity faces, having worn
Chanel on more red carpets than we can count.
But the most memorable icon representing the brand of Chanel, will
always be Gabrielle aka Coco Chanel herself, making a major moment in fashion history. If she were alive today, she'd undoubtedly be proud of her eponymous brand and the strong, talented women that wear and represent Chanel.