Tilda Swinton becomes Chanel girl

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2013, 08:34 AM IST

Los Angeles: English actress Tilda Swinton has become the new face of French fashion brand Chanel.

The fashion house`s creative director Karl Lagerfeld cast the Oscar-winning actress in iconic brand`s advertising campaign for the Paris-Edinburgh collection, reports contactmusic.com.

Lagerfeld chose Swinton because her Scottish roots matches the collection`s inspiration, and she is also "a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance".

The shoot took place earlier this month in the Chateau d`Ecouen, a castle from the Renaissance period located near Chantilly, France.