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Keira Knightley revs up Chanel in racy new ad [Updated]

March 22, 2011 |  1:20 pm

The star of the new Chanel ad for Coco Mademoiselle perfume, which debuted Monday online, is debatable. Some would say it's Keira Knightley, who reprises her film role as the famed French designer in this cryptic, come-hither, 60-second spot. Others might say it's the vintage Ducati 750 SS motorcycle Knightley wheels over the cobbled streets in and around Paris, catching air off a flight of stairs en route to a photo shoot. Personally, I'd say it's the custom Chanel catsuit and boots that Knightley's wearing. Color-coordinated with the Ducati, the zip-up -- rather, zip-down -- Chanel is beige, suede and utterly alluring. The ads air nationwide Wednesday. [Updated March 23, 10:15 a.m.: A previous version of this post said the ad was shot in a French town.]

-- Susan Carpenter

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