Jennifer Garner is rumoured to be the new face of MaxMara.

The actress was allegedly photographed by the Italian fashion house recently, although no details about the nature of the mysterious shoot are yet known, according to WWD.

MaxMara have so far declined to comment, fuelling speculation Jennifer is being lined up to front their new ad campaign.

This would prove a departure for the brand, who have previously worked with a string of Hollywood beauties, but usually opt for models to shoot their print ads.

They have teamed up with the likes of Katie Holmes, Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld in the past as part of the Face of the Future prize for their Women in Film fashion award.

The award is reserved for a film or TV actress ''experiencing a turning point in her career'' and is considered as being an ''embodiment of style and grace''.

It wouldn't come as a surprise if Jennifer were to become MaxMara's new muse thanks to her sophisticated and elegant style on the red carpet during awards season.

The mother-of-three stunned in a ruffled purple Gucci gown at the Oscars while supporting her award-winning husband, Ben Affleck.