The Pirates Of The Caribbean star has succeeded in pinching the contract from supermodel Kate Moss as the face of Chanel, thanks to her new femme fatale looks. Knightley has confessed that the first perfume she ever wore belongs to the company. She has joined the team of actresses like Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve and Vanessa Paradis who have been former Chanel girls! “We think Keira is perfect because she is always incredibly alluring and seductive,” said a Chanel spokesman. “She would not have looked out of place in the Forties or Fifties, and that’s why she was chosen – to show a timeless chic that will never fade.” Furthermore Miss Knightley, 21, was voted the world’s sexiest woman in a men’s magazine poll. The 22-year-old has reportedly taken home 500,000 pounds as part of her deal with the French fashion house.
Chanel had already dropped Miss Moss from its main fashion line in the wake of the cocaine scandal which engulfed her last September, but at that stage she continued to feature for Coco Mademoiselle. But for now the first image of Keira Knightley’s upcoming campaign for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle has finally hit the net.