France's former First Lady Carla Bruni has signed on to front jewellery company Bulgari's latest campaign.

The former model, who stood by her husband Nicolas Sarkozy's side while he was the nation's President from 2007 to 2012, has not modelled for many years, choosing instead to focus on reviving her music career since her husband left office.

However, Bruni will now model a sequence of watches, cuffs and necklaces and other Bulgari accessories in what will be her first assignment for several years.

Her fourth album was released earlier this year (13) and Bruni admitted she had wanted to wait until her husband had left office before releasing the record.