Karl Lagerfeld has been courting many young hip celebrities like Lily Allen and Alexa Chung, but when it comes to a perfect celebrity brand ambassador for Chanel, Vanessa Paradis immediately spring to my mind.

The French singer/actress was the face of “Coco Chanel” back in 1992, then the face of Chanel’s Cambon handbags in 2003 and now she’s the face of Chanel’s new lipstick collection, “Rouge Coco de Chanel”.

The guest of honour was of course in Chanel, but unlike Kate, Vanessa picked one of the pieces from the recent Pre-Fall 2010 presentation.

Vanessa’s Chanel shift dress with floral details was typically a non safe quirky choice which she paired with thigh-high black suede Louboutin boots.

I can’t say that I love this look, but she makes it work for her as she often does.

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