Karl Lagerfeld says Georgia May Jagger is the perfect choice to model Chanel.

The creative director of the renowned fashion house was hugely impressed when the 18-year-old rising catwalk star modelled Chanel's cruise 2010-11 Saint-Tropez collection in Cannes last week and thinks it is the start of successful working union.

He told Vogue UK: "Miss Jagger is The Modern girl. She is the girl of today. There is a total identification between her and the clothes. They could be her clothes. She is totally at home in Chanel. And that fits in the pattern of what Saint-Tropez can represent, what it is not really and yet what it can inspire."

Georgia - the daughter of Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger and former model Jerry Hall - walked the catwalk in front of a star-studded audience, which included Vanessa Paradis, Diane Kruger and Lady Amanda Harlech.

Georgia - who was named Model of the Year at The British Fashion Awards - also appears in the look book for the new collection.