Hollywood actress Selma Blair is the new face of French fashion house Chanel.

The LEGALLY BLONDE star, 33, appears in the advertising campaign - shot by designer KARL LAGERFELD - for the Chanel Vision line of sunglasses, which starts next spring (06).

Blair wore Chanel for her January 2004 marriage to Frank Zappa's musician son Ahmet Zappa.

Blair enthuses, "I have a lovely relationship with Karl. It's different to be shot by him. I'm so comfortable in front of him.

"Sometimes when I work with other photographers, they say, 'Give me more Selma, more, more.' But they don't really know who I am. With Karl, he's capturing something that's more - my personal flaws, the way I am as a girl, not a model."