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Lily Allen For Chanel Bags Fall 2009

After what seems like years of waiting, the pictures of Lily Allen for Chanel bags Fall 2009 campaign have finally surfaced.

The new Chanel handbag line is called “Coco Cocoon” which launches in October.

It’s a collection of reversible, lightweight nylon and lambskin bags in black, ecru, navy, or beige. Turn them inside out, and you’ve got the same tote, overnight duffel, or hanging garment bag in quilted garnet—the original lining colour of the house’s classic 2.55 bag.

As much as I didn’t particular like the idea of Lily Allen being the face of Chanel, she does make these hideous bags look really cute in the ad campaign.

I like the slight reference to “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, plus I sense a bit of Victoria Beckham too.

Lily is still very much Lily in these ads. They haven’t tried to make her someone she’s not which I was initially worried about.

The pictures below in full colour paint a very ugly picture. Sorry Uncle Karl, but me no likey.

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Credit: Oh-Lily.com & Chanel

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22 Responses to Lily Allen For Chanel Bags Fall 2009

  1. Candy Factory July 27, 2009 at 08:09 #

    They are hideous!!!

  2. Martin July 27, 2009 at 08:12 #

    “The pictures below in full colour paint a very ugly picture.”

    Okay, this line is hysterical. And so completely spot-on. I’m utterly puzzled by these bags – the concept, the purpose, the materials, the complete look, everything.

    They’ll sell like hotcakes, largely because of Lily’s presence in the campaign and the associated buzz, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are so damn ugly.

    • Fashion Critic July 27, 2009 at 10:15 #

      I agree it’s the strangest concept..

      I know we are going through tough times but 2in1 bags are not the solution, especially when they look this bad.

      • Gasp July 27, 2009 at 11:13 #

        Focusing on the coloured pictures, I finally get why the campaing is in B&W!

        • Fashion Critic July 27, 2009 at 11:20 #

          totally :)

  3. Laveena July 27, 2009 at 08:25 #

    My God! They really are hideous

  4. rebecca July 27, 2009 at 08:41 #

    The colour combonations are awful – especially the green and brown bag. In the black and white pictures they don’t seem bad, but the coloured ones not so much.

    • Fashion Critic July 27, 2009 at 10:16 #

      If they were just black like they appear to be in Lily ads I think people may have liked them

  5. jill July 27, 2009 at 08:44 #

    Totally agree. Me no likey, either. I agree: the photos for the ads are great, styling Lily like Audrey but letting Lily be Lily.
    I can’t even put my finger on why it depresses me so much. I love the classic Chanel quilt bags with chains, but this.. I know!! I think my mom had a ski jacket like that in the 80s!

    I usually play a game with a line, ‘if my fairy godmother said I had to have one of these for free..’ and in this case, sorry, I can’t come up with any.

  6. Victoria July 27, 2009 at 08:53 #

    Ugh, I agree with you. These bags are ugly. Tsk tsk.

  7. boogie July 27, 2009 at 09:10 #

    I always wanted a Chanel bag, but these are really ugly!!!

  8. isabel July 27, 2009 at 09:12 #

    oh my god, who had the idea for those bags? they are hideous!

  9. Terry July 27, 2009 at 09:47 #

    The pics are not bad, but the collection is ugly.

  10. LolaSvelt July 27, 2009 at 10:09 #

    Lily totally makes these bags look nice.

  11. ben July 27, 2009 at 10:29 #

    karl used to make me love the weirdest things, now i just think he’s purposely trying to make hideous things cool.

  12. Gasp July 27, 2009 at 11:12 #

    I can’t believe these bags are designed by the same man who can create those amazing haute couture dress.. They must be designed by Lily herself, not only represented by her!

  13. marina July 27, 2009 at 11:25 #

    It looks cheappppppp

  14. robbie July 27, 2009 at 13:52 #

    lily just makes this ad campaign cheap and tacky looking, no matter how much expensive clothing and diamonds you put on her she is still a tacky chav deep down.

    as for the bags, i really wish i never looked at them they are horrible.

  15. Fiona July 27, 2009 at 16:49 #

    Why is bratty Lily Allen promoting Chanel? She’s obviously not a model and I know sometimes designers just go for people who they think represent the ethos of the brand but to me women like Diane Kruger, Keira Knightley and Audrey Tautou are far better suited.

  16. Maria July 27, 2009 at 17:06 #

    Lily Allen is obnoxious, but she has the ability to look cute. She’s far cuter than these bags. But they made certain to photoshop her, which I think takes away more cuteness. Chanel needs to work a little harder to get back on top.

    • Methedrine July 27, 2009 at 21:51 #

      I agree with you.

  17. Misty August 8, 2009 at 00:54 #

    YUCK! The black one looks like it was made out of a garbage bag or something….Then again Lily is trashy so it’s kinda fitting….

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