Carine Roitfeld has decided to resign as editor in chief of French Vogue, according to a post on Vogue.Fr. Roitfeld will end a decade at the helm of the magazine in the next few weeks, when her replacement will be announced. According to her statement, Roitfeld is leaving to pursue personal projects that are “dear to her heart.”
French Vogue writes (translated by Google): “Under her leadership, Vogue Paris has become a global benchmark and a magazine must. Carine Roitfeld has given the magazine a new dimension, with a bold look in collaboration with leading photographers in the world. These 10 years have resulted in consistent growth performance both in broadcast advertising in Vogue Paris.”
Xavier Romatet, the chairman of Condé Nast France, today said: “I regret Carine’s decision, though I understand it. A page turns and begins a new stage for this brand [which is] strong, powerful and sure of its values.”
Meanwhile, rumors have already surfaced as to who will replace Roitfeld. Current names include Le Figaro’s fashion director Virginie Mouzat, Vogue Russia’s former editor in chief Aliona Doletskaya, and French Vogue’s current fashion director Emmanuelle Alt.
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