Saturday, December 18, 2010

CARINE ROITFELD Leaves French Vogue!

Yesterday, Carine Roitfeld, editor-in-chief of French Vogue, officially announced her resignation after 10 years of service, leaving the magazine at the end of January 2011 after completing the April issue. She claims that a decade in the industry may have ultimately limited her creativity. Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Conde Nast International, said that the magazine’s advertising revenue was strong. After a decline in 2009, the revenue for 2010 will rise about 20 percent, he said. “This is the magazine’s most profitable year,” he added.  "When everything is good, I think it's time to do something different." Roitfeld said. She also said that she wasn't sure what she was going to do after. "I have no plans at all."

Initially discovered as a model at 18, she began working as a freelance stylist. Not long after she met Mario Testino, she went on to work as consultant and muse for Tom Ford's Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent for 6 long years. In 2001, she was approached by Mr Newhouse to edit French Vogue.

Her departure leaves one burning question unanswered at the moment - WHO WILL REPLACE HER?
Who can replace her? There is talk that the strongest contender appears to be Emmanuelle Alt, fashion director of the magazine.

Bow wow Roitfeld, bow wow.


  1. why is everybody saying about her replacement, its not like she got fired :P

  2. I think this is the right time for her ro leave. But I've no idea who could replace her. Great blog girl! xx Nura from 'World Of Fashion Inspiraion'

  3. thanks your blog is also very nice :** ♥

  4. I think no one could replace her and walk in her shoes. But to try be the next the best editor-in-chief of French Vogue. I'm just curious who will be next and what Roitfeld has in mind to do next.

    Great news, great post !
    Thank You hun for visisting my blog and leaving lovely comment!

    Happy New Year!

    xo Ra