Tilda Swinton Is The Face Of Chanel’s New Collection

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February 27, 2013 | 5:56pm EST

Oscar winner Tilda Swinton has been named the new face of Chanel just days before the company’s much-anticipated Paris Fashion Week show on Monday.
The actress will front the brand’s pre-autumn ad campaign for the Metiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection, which was shot by designer and photographerKarl Lagerfeld.
Lagerfeld insists his latest muse was a pleasure to work with, explaining, “Tilda perfectly embodies the Paris-Edimbourg collection… She is a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance.”
The news comes a day after the online release of David Bowie’s new video The Stars (Are Out Tonight), which features Swinton as the rocker’s unstable wife.