Alice Dellal: Chanel"s new girl? From punk pin-up to haute couture

From punk pin-up to haute couture: Is Alice Dellal Chanel’s new girl

Model Alice Dellal, 24, is tipped to be Chanel

Model Alice Dellal, 24, is tipped to be Chanel”s new girl

Famed for sporting a shaved head and parading punk-inspired wares, London scenester Alice Dellal is tipped to be Chanel”s new girl.

The 24-year-old will be following in footsteps of Vanessa Paradis, Claudia Schiffer, Nicole Kidman and Keira Knightley.

According to reports she will be promoting the Parisian fashion house”s spring / summer 2012 handbag collection.

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is currently the face of the Mademoiselle range,and Lily Allen modelled for the Cocoon bag campaign back in 2009.

Now it seems that 5″ 5″, Brazilian born Dellal has caught the eye of Chanel”s creative director Karl Lagerfeld who is known for his eclectic taste when it comes to picking brand ambassadors.

Regularly spotted wearing her signature ripped fish nets, jet black leather biker jacket and lashings of liquid eye liner Dellal fist gained exposure after working with Mario Testino on a shoot for French Vogue in 2003.

Three years later she signed with a model agency in London after deciding to pursue modeling full-time, and has since worked for labels including Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Agent Provocateur, Alexander Wang, Valentino and Issa.

She describes her style icons as Wendy O Williams, the lead singer for the American punk band the Plasmatics, Drew Barrymore in the 1992 thriller Poison Ivy and her mother Andrea, who was a successful Brazilian model.

Explaining her fashion influences in an interview with The Telegraph earlier this year she said: “I wish I was more into clothes. I don”t know the current designers.


Chanel”s creative director Karl Lagerfeld is known for his eclectic taste when it comes to picking brand ambassadors (pictured here with model Stella Tennant)

“My style used to be a tame version of me and it”s getting more and more drastic, and is probably going to get really really weird towards the end. Be afraid.”

Her grandfather Jack is a property tycoon worth around 500 million, while her brother, Alex, runs East London gallery 20 Hoxton Square and her sister, Charlotte, designs shoes for Sienna Miller and Kate Moss under the name Charlotte Oylmpia.

When she”s not modelling Dellal is a drummer in the controversial all-girl rock group Thrush Metal.

On the catwalk, Chanel spring /summer 2012 collection took inspiration from the ocean featuring pearl encrusted sea shells as clutch bags.