Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Emmanuelle Alt confirmed as new editor of Vogue Paris
The president of Condé Nast France, Xavier Romatet, has confirmed that Emmanuelle Alt will take the role of editor-in-chief from February
Who might replace Carine Roitfeld at Vogue Paris?Regarding her new position, Alt said: "It is such an honour for me but also a great pleasure to land at the helm of Vogue Paris, a magazine which I know very well. By working with such talented teams, I can start to work on developing the incredible potential that Vogue Paris has."For the past ten years, Alt has worked under the current editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld, as the magazine's fashion director.
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A world-renowned and respected fashion stylist, Alt previously worked at French Elle and freelanced for several French women's magazines before landing the role of fashion editor at the magazine 20 ans in 1993.
In 1998, Alt - whose sharp, Parisian style has made her a favourite of the street style bloggers at the international catwalk shows - joined the magazine Mixte before departing for Vogue Paris in 2000. Xavier Romatet provided his justification for awarding Alt one of the most coveted jobs in the industry by saying: "Vogue Paris is in great form and I wanted to hand over the editor-in-chief role to someone who can continue the integrity of the editorial while bringing a breath of fresh air."
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Romatet added: "Emmanuelle has all the personal and professional qualities required to continue to make Vogue Paris the world leader in the fashion magazine industry. I have total confidence in her."Romatet suggested that Alt, who is represented as a freelance fashion stylist with the agency Art Partner, would not be undertaking any extra duties outside editing the magazine. "Emmanuelle Alt will from now on be wholly devoted exclusively to her new role."Alt was an early favourite tipped to succeed Carine Roitfeld, whose announcement in December that she would be stepping down from the magazine after 10 years, came as a shock to the fashion world.Under Roitfeld's hands-on editorial leadership, Vogue Paris enjoyed record levels of circulation and advertising. As well as editing the title, she also styled many of the fashion shoots, stamping her signature brand of edgy, sometimes controversial sexiness, on the magazine. Although Roitfeld officially resigned, saying that she wanted to concentrate on personal projects, rumours have been buzzing around the internet that she was forced to leave for a variety of different reasons. One theory is that LVMH boss Bernard Arnault was so incensed by a shoot featuring young girls wearing full make-up in a recent issue, that he threatened to pull all the advertising of his brands. Other insiders claim that Roitfeld was spending too much time on freelance ventures, which would square with Romatet's statement that Emmanuelle Alt would be working exclusively with the magazine.