Tilda Swinton becomes Chanel girl

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 02:30 hrs

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) English actress Tilda Swinton has become the new face of French fashion brand Chanel.

The fashion house's creative director Karl Lagerfeld cast the Oscar-winning actress in iconic brand's advertising campaign for the Paris-Edinburgh collection, reports contactmusic.com.

Lagerfeld chose Swinton because her Scottish roots matches the collection's inspiration, and she is also "a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance".

The shoot took place earlier this month in the Chateau d'Ecouen, a castle from the Renaissance period located near Chantilly, France.

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