Giles Deacon is being lined up for a position at Emanuel Ungaro.

The British designer would replace the brand's previous artistic adviser Lindsay Lohan, who had a poorly-received first collection for the fashion house last October.

According to Women's Wear Daily, Ungaro's owner Asim Abdullah was seen dining with Giles in a Paris restaurant, although both have refused to comment on the rumours.

Emanuel Ungaro set up his self-titled fashion house in 1965, but since his retirement in 2004 the brand has failed to find a long-term collaborator.

Previous collaborators at Ungaro include Esteban Cortazar, Vincent Darre and Peter Dundas, who now works for Emilio Pucci.

Giles - who was educated at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design - set up his own label in 2004.

Darlington-born Giles has a history of collaborations, staring his career working with French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Italian luxury goods firm Bottega Veneta.