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Eric Daman Spills On Why Blake Lively Is Perfect For The Chanel Campaign: She’s Just Like Grace Kelly! EXCLUSIVE

Wed, January 26, 2011 3:31pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis 1 Comment

The Gossip Girl stylist speaks out on why the blonde bombshell is such a good fit for her latest gig, and why she’s such a great role-model!

Before the news broke that Blake Lively was chosen as the face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag line, I was waiting to see what campaign she would land first — but it turns out, according to Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman, the star was being very selective about her choice! “You know, she was approached with a lot of other offers but I think she made a very wise choice.”

“I’m not surprised about the news. You know, she grew up loving Chanel, she’s a muse to Karl [Lagerfeld]. She’s beautiful, she really has become this icon and I think it was a very smart choice,” he said at the launch event for his latest Charlotte Russe collection.

So, what is it about Blake that makes her so special? “It’s like a Princess Grace thing, but she’s also an all-American beauty while still being understood and appreciated in Europe. I think Karl is inspired with her because she’s like a breath of fresh air. She’s like a glistening disco ball, whenever you’re around her shes sparkles. I she’s a great teenage icon, you know she’s not running around partying, she’s never out, and she always has her panties on! She’s a great role model — even her body, she has a shape you know she’s not a size two or a tiny girl.”

Katrina Mitzeliotis