Kristen Stewart was announced last night as the new face of Chanel's 2013 Métiers d'Art Paris-Dallas collection. The 23-year-old "Twilight" actress will pose for Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, who will step behind the lens for the campaign set to debut May 2014.
The news broke during Lagerfeld's Western-inspired fashion show at Fair Park in Dallas Tuesday night where nearly 1,000 celebs and fashion regulars, including Alexa Chung, Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, and Lauren Hutton, lined the runway. Chanel's annual Métiers collection and event has previously included a Scottish-inspired show at Linlithgow Castle and an opulent Paris-Bombay-influenced line at the Galerie Courbe of the Grand Palais in Paris.
Vogue UK notes the "On the Road" star and Lagerfeld first met in 2012 when she was photographed wearing Chanel and has been spotted in the fashion house's front row since. Stewart will join the ranks of Blake Lively, Brad Pitt, and Gisele, who have all posed for Chanel campaigns, past and present.
Stewart is also the face of Balenciaga's Florabotanica fragrance campaign and debuted her second advert for the fashion house over the summer. Her ties with Balenciaga were rumored to be strained following Alexander Wang appointment to creative director, due to the designer's relationship with Liberty Ross, model and the wife of Stewart's cheating scandal counterpart. However, according to the Telegraph, these rumors held little weight.