More likely, it's the leader in a new gang of Chanel-approved logos - ones that didn't originate on the fabled house's drawing boards but in the digital sphere. Because if there was one message that rung loud and clear in Chanel's A/W '16 show last night, it was this: Karl Lagerfeld loves emojis, and he isn't afraid to show it.

Amidst the pearls, tweed and interlocking Cs we expect from Chanel, the eagle-eyed spotted peace signs, thumbs-ups, victory hands, the yellow flower and cat faces (in homage, of course, to Choupette). Emojis emblazoned laminated silk jackets, blouses, belts, bags and bangles, either used alone on accessories or in a graphic mishmash pattern.

Did you spot the secret emojis at Chanel's show?

It's a tell-tale sign of fashion's love affair with all things emoticon - Lagerfeld launched his own emotiKarl app last year and Donatella Versace followed suit with Versace Emoji in February.

Did you spot the secret emojis at Chanel's show?