Credit: Courtesy of St. John

Sleek and chic!

Kate Winslet is the new face of St. John, an international luxury clothing and accessories brand. The company's creative director, George Sharp, says the 35-year-old Academy winner is "an ideal choice for [the] new campaign."

One of the preview shots features Winslet in a sultry black dress paired with racy black, leather gloves and an ornate necklace. The other sneak peak of her fall advertising campaign shows the Reader star brooding, draped in nude colors and reading a script.

Sharp adds: "[Kate] is an accomplished, beautiful woman with an extraordinary body of work, and one of the most admired actors of her generation. She embodies the modern sensibility of St. John, she is contemporary and authentically captures the style of the St. John woman."