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Riley Keough Officially Named Chanel’s Newest House Ambassador

Ryan Lenett



Chanel, the French luxury brand, officially confirmed the nomination of actress, producer, and director, Riley Keough as its newest House Ambassador on Thursday. This endorsement comes not long after Keough graced Virginie Viard’s Spring-Summer 2024 collection presentation during the Paris Fashion Week.

Keough’s Relationship with Chanel

The actress’s affiliation with Chanel isn’t something new:

  • Riley Keough has been a devout supporter of Chanel for over a decade.
  • She has prominently showcased Chanel’s designs at major events, notably at the Golden Globes in 2017 where she donned an Art Deco-inspired dress embroidered with 35,000 beads and sequins.
  • Keough has been present at several of Chanel’s runway presentations, including the Cruise 2023/24 show in Los Angeles and the fall-winter 2023/24 haute couture show in Paris.

Her affinity for Chanel was highlighted when she said, “I always look for designs and shapes I’ve never seen before,” in an interview with Vogue.

Esteemed Ambassadors of Chanel

The 34-year-old Riley Keough now joins an illustrious list of Chanel ambassadors:

  • Kristen Stewart
  • Margot Robbie
  • Penélope Cruz
  • Lily-Rose Depp
  • Marion Cotillard
  • Jennie (of BLACKPINK)
  • Timothée Chalamet (for the men’s Bleu de Chanel fragrance)
  • And many others.

Keough’s Resplendent Career

Riley Keough, the only grandchild of the late Elvis Presley, is best recognized for her roles in films such as “Daisy Jones & The Six”, “Zola”, “American Honey”, and “Mad Max: Fury Road”. Beyond acting:

  • Keough received the prestigious Caméra d’Or award for her directorial venture, “War Pony”.
  • She has worked under the banner of Felix Culpa, the production company she co-founded, and produced numerous films and series, including “Manodrome” and the anticipated “Under the Bridge”.
  • Keough is expected to star in the latter.

Recently, Keough has been in the limelight after the unfortunate demise of her mother, Lisa Marie Presley. She later became the sole trustee of the estate after a legal dispute with her grandmother, Priscilla Presley.

Looking Ahead

Fans and fashion enthusiasts alike are keenly awaiting Keough’s upcoming endeavors with Chanel. Her first official responsibility entails appearing in Chanel’s ready-to-wear campaign, showcasing the Spring-Summer 2024 collection. With significant events such as the 2024 Met Gala and awards season on the horizon, many are eager to witness how Keough will integrate Chanel’s iconic designs on the red carpet and beyond.

Chanel, while expressing its admiration for Riley, commented, “Keough is a co-founder of the production company Felix Culpa, which is dedicated to telling bold, boundary-pushing, and emotionally rich stories… giving a voice to talent and stories that need to be heard.”

A Fusion of Legacy and Modernity

As Riley Keough steps into her role as Chanel’s House Ambassador, many fashion analysts predict this collaboration will lead to a harmonious blend of the brand’s timeless elegance with Keough’s fresh and contemporary vibe. Both entities have their unique attributes: Chanel carries a century-old legacy of setting trends, while Keough brings the avant-garde spirit of the modern era.

A Journey Rooted in History

Chanel’s history is peppered with revolutionary designs that changed the course of fashion, from introducing the little black dress to reinventing women’s suits. Similarly, Keough, with her rich familial legacy, understands the value of preserving history while making her mark. This makes the collaboration not just a business decision, but also a union of two entities understanding and valuing the gravitas of legacy.

The Future Awaits

With the forthcoming seasons, the fashion world waits with bated breath to witness the innovative designs this collaboration will birth. There’s an anticipation of Chanel’s collections echoing more of the dynamic, youthful energy that Keough personifies. Given her background in film, one can also expect cinematic elements or narratives to intertwine with fashion presentations.

Moreover, there’s a high possibility of Keough influencing and perhaps even contributing to the design process, leading to collections that resonate with younger demographics while still appealing to Chanel’s traditional clientele.

Final Thoughts

Riley Keough’s induction as Chanel’s House Ambassador is emblematic of her soaring career trajectory and her long-standing relationship with the brand. It is anticipated that this collaboration will not only enhance Chanel’s brand image but will also present Keough in a new light, amalgamating her Hollywood legacy with contemporary fashion, and bridging the gap between classic allure and modern-day style.

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