Diane Kruger has been named the new face of Chanel’s beauty products.
“With her natural elegance and beauty, Diane Kruger is one of the most famous faces of international cinema,” a statement from Chanel reads.
Kruger has previously starred in ads for Chanel, first in 1996 for Allure fragrance. She joined the fashion house again in 2007 to help promote their Paris Biarritz handbags, ads that were actually shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself.
The 36-year-old model turned actress has a long-standing relationship with Lagerfeld, often wearing his designs at red carpet events and even referring to him as her “mentor.”
“I’ve known Karl since I was 16. I modelled for Chanel quite a bit when I was younger. When I started to act, Chanel lent me clothes for premieres and Karl designed a haute-couture gown for me for the premiere of ‘Troy’ in Cannes . I still have the sketch he made for that outfit,” Kruger said. “I look at him as a mentor and often ask for his advice. I respect his insight and intelligence – he’s a man of immense vision. I’m grateful for all the beautiful outfits he’s given me over the years.”
Kruger’s skincare ads for Chanel will be revealed later this year.