Chanel Denies Blake Lively Rift

Amanda Seyfriend Elle magazine

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Lively is clearly in step with her inner model.

Don't believe that gossip, girl.

That's the message from Chanel after the New York Daily News reported that there were "internal grumblings" at its U.S. head office over the selection of actress Blake Lively as the face of its Coco Mademoiselle handbag campaign.

Though recent reports suggested that Lively's "off-brand" all-American style was at odds with the label's European sensibility—exemplified by fellow spokesmodels like Vanessa Paradis and Keira Knightleythe fashion house insists that it's completely on board with the choice.

"Blake's spontaneity and fresh youthful image have convinced Chanel that she is the right person to represent the house and this range of bags," the company's U.S. press office told Vogue U.K.

At least one thing's for certain: There seems to be nothing but love between Lively and Chanel designer/campaign photographer Karl Lagerfeld.

"She's a kind of American dream girl," Lagerfeld gushed to WWD in January.

Lively expressed a mutual affection to the paper in March.

“I have such a respect for fashion and such an appreciation for it that if there are people like Karl Lagerfeld out there designing, who am I?” she said. “I want to bow down to them and be a representative for them if they’ll have me."

Now, who would want to break that up?


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