(UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Lily Allen cries in the press room after accepting her PRS Award for Most Performed Work at the 55th Ivor Novello Awards held at Grosvenor House Hotel on May 20, 2010 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics » Lily Allen
Some things in life are just Not Fair
—or so sings Lily Allen
, who has been dropped as the face of Chanel's Coco Cocoon handbags in favor of Vanessa Paradis
, the French model and actress married to Johnny Depp
. The Brit pop singer fronted last year's Cocoon advertising campaign but, now that her contract's expired, Lily will not be renewed.
With a very Heidi Klum matter-of-factness, a Chanel spokesperson said: Lily was the face, but now it is Vanessa. DON'T MISS
So then it's true what they say: In fashion, one day you are in. The next day, you are out.
Sources say that Chanel kaiser Karl Lagerfeld
was finished with Lily's party-girl ways once she embarrassed herself during a party at his Paris home last year. According to a source, "She got very drunk and had to be taken to the loos to sober up. Karl wasn't impressed."
Apparently that's an understatment. The former Cocoon spokesmodel was not even invited to Chanel's recent Resort 2010 show and fete at the Cannes Film Festival: It was Karl's way of making it clear she is no longer a part of the Chanel family. He instructed his people not to invite her. He is very strict about who can represent the brand and there is a feeling that Lily is too much of a party girl."
Perhaps Vanessa, who has been the face of Chanel fragrances for the past two years, can do Vanessa Paradis at the Chanel show, Fall 2010
better? At least with two children, Lily-Rose, 10, and eight-year-old Jack, Vanessa and Johnny must have very little time to party.See more pictures of Lily Allen:Also on Zimbio: