After 10 years of being the Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue, one of my favorite people and style icons, Carine Roitfeld, has decided to leave. Stating she has left to pursue “personal projects”, many are still unsure of the real reasons she left. Some are saying it was because she was being influenced by certain designers and brands to feature their collections in the magazine, but that is only speculation.
Carine Roitfled has really shaped what French Vogue is today. Although Paris has always been the fashion capitol of the world, Carine set a whole new tone for fashion with her risqué editorials featuring nudity and models smoking. She basically created the way the world sees France and its powerful influence on fashion. And since becoming Editor-in-Cheif, she has increased the magazines circulation by nearly 45% in the last ten years, even in this horrible economy
Although they are still deciding on who will take her place, it looks like French Vogue’s Fashion Director, Emmanuelle Alt is the runner-up. I find it hard to believe that anyone can truly replace Carine Roitfeld and do what she did to French Vogue.
Read an interview Roitfeld did with WWD about leaving Vogue here.