For the last few weeks, the fashion world has been buzzing with the news that Emmanuelle Alt was to succeed Carine Roitfeld as the new editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. Yesterday, the Telegraph’s Hilary Alexander chatted with Alt backstage at the Chanel haute couture spring 2011 show in Paris, where Alt gave her first video interview since accepting the role. Some excerpts:
On whether this job was her dream job: “I never thought about my future. I’m not somebody looking at tomorrow, I really live like today. So I never thought about it, but it was like—why not? It’s great news!”
On her vision for Vogue Paris: “French Vogue today is a successful magazine and it has a strong identity, so it will probably stay along the same lines. But, I mean, some things will change of course, because we have a different eye. It will be the same, but different!”
On her favorite jeans: “My jeans are Topshop—I love Topshop. When I go to London my first thing to do is I put my stuff in the hotel and I run to Topshop—they have the best jeans!”
You can check out the rest of the video interview at Telegraph.co.uk.
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