Karl Lagerfeld, who worked with Emmanuelle Alt as stylist on Chanel campaigns years ago, says he thinks Ms Alt's strong style could be a double-edged sword in her new role as editor of Vogue Paris: “Her style is her big shoulders, long legs, tight jeans, sleeves up to the elbow, one hip out. I personally like her. She’s a handsome French woman. She has a style, but is it enough to make a whole magazine? As editor in chief, she may blossom."