As gossip goes, apparently some members of Chanel‘s US headquarters are unhappy about Blake Lively being the face of their international brand – a source told the New York Daily News earlier this week there had been “internal grumblings” in the office, suggesting the all-American spokesperson made it more difficult to sell produce to European consumers.
But, of course, the US Chanel press office strongly refutes these rumours, saying, “Blake’s spontaneity and fresh youthful image have convinced Chanel that she is the right person to represent the house and this range of bags.”
Still, it looks as though Blake will always have the big boss Karl Lagerfeld on her side as he says he “would literally fire anyone who admits” they are not happy with Ms. Lively as the face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbags.
Which is pretty handy, really, as Blake has made no secret of the fact that landing a Chanel campaign has been her ultimate dream job.
“I had other opportunities and I would say, ‘Thank you so much, but I am holding out for Chanel. That’s who I want to be the face of,’” Lively told Vogue UK. “And people would say, ‘Well, that’s unrealistic, they only hire Europeans,’ and I said: ‘Well, how great. I’ll be the first then.’”
And so she was.