Vanessa Paradis is the new face of Chanel Coco Cocoon handbags.

The French actress and singer, who has previously fronted both lipstick and perfume campaigns for the famous fashion house, was one of the front-row guests at the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week today (09.03.10) along with Lindsay Lohan and Alexa Chung.

Vanessa, the long-term partner of American actor Johnny Depp, is a close friend of Chanel's chief designer and couturier Karl Lagerfeld, and began working with the brand in 1991 where she was placed inside a giant birdcage covered in black and feathers to advertise a perfume.

In 2009 Chanel confirmed Vanessa would front their campaign for Rouge Coco de Chanel because of her "modern elegance, boldness of character and power of emotion".

In December, Vanessa made an appearance in Shanghai, China for the presentation of Chanel's Metiers d'Art collection.

Chanel is not the only brand Vanessa has modelled for in the past, she was also the face of Miu Miu for Autumn/Winter 2008.