Friday, 7 January 2011

Emmanuelle Alt: new editor of Vogue Paris

Emmanuelle Alt was named today as the replacement for Carine Roitfeld at Vogue Paris. And collectively the fashion world breathed a sigh of relief.


Emmanuelle Alt (left) with Carine Roitfeld


Why? Well, speaking for myself, I find Vogue Paris inspiring and boundary pushing (not always a good thing I grant). Tom Ford recently guest edited while Lara Stone was the face of the 90th anniversary issue, which was celebrated with a beyond-fabulous masked ball. 



Vogue Paris is decadent when everything else in the world is depressing and grey. It is pure escapism but always relevant.

Alt, 43, the former Fashion Director of the magazine, was a dead cert for the role and is a favourite of bloggers and industry insiders alike. Photographed as often as Roitfeld by the likes of The Sartorialist and Jak&Jil, she has become a celebrity in her own right. 


She has been influential in the presiding silhouette of the last few years - pin thin legs and an exaggerated upper body. A look that Balmain typified. Along with her fellow Paris Voguettes she stalked the front row looking effortlessly chic as the rest of us looked on and envied.



As Roitfeld's right hand woman for 10 years it doesn't seem likely that she will take the magazine in too different a direction - thankfully. 

She said, "It's a great honour for me, but also a great pleasure to get to the head of Vogue Paris that I know very well. I will try to develop the incredible potential of Vogue Paris while working with very talented teams."

Roitfeld was well-known for pushing boundaries at the cult magazine and announced her departure left month after 10 years at the title.

Images from The Sartorialist and Jak&Jil.

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