When we think of Chanel, we think of Coco, elegance, catwalk shows set in palatial and extravagant venues, Karl Lagerfeld and of course, those bags. And as a front for such a historic and chic fashion house? Parisian beauties and Hollywood actresses certainly spring to mind - Diane Kruger is the new face of their beauty campaigns, while 'Gossip Girl' favourite Blake Lively has fronted their bag campaigns in the past.
However, the fashion world has been humming with whispers for a while that our favourite bad girl and sartorially provocative singer Rihanna might be in talks with the French label about becoming their latest star. We know RiRi is a sartorial chameleon, varying from gangster sweats to elegant pyjama suits to thigh baring eveningwear in the space of a week.
But of late, the singer-turned-designer has really amped up her chic-credibility, opting for handfuls of Chanel gear. Earlier this month, we saw her partying in Chanel pieces then she adorned her double denim with some seriously snazzy embellishments from the French fashion house and she's filling her Instagram feed with non stop snaps of the gorgeous accessories. And you'll remember back in January, she posted a nearly topless photo of herself drenched in Chanel jewels accompanied by the caption: 'And that's a #wrap on my shoot for my new #topsecret add campaign!!! #2013.'
So has Karl befriended the singing superstar and recruited her as the new face of the accessories campaign? With so many blinging brooches, sunnies, bags and bracelets on display this week, we would be none surprised. Although nothing has been confirmed, we live in hope of a RiRi Chanel campaign coming our way...