Friday, December 17, 2010


The Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris leaving Hermès SS11

When I awoke this morning, email was abuzz with announcements from the Euros: BREAKING NEWS: CARINE ROITFELD IS LEAVING VOGUE PARIS! Just an hour ago, the news was finally translated into English and published in the West. Read on for details from New York Magazine :

Roitfeld at a private art viewing for Richard Hambleton 

Carine Roitfeld announced today that she will leave her position as editor-in-chief of French Vogue. Nothing is wrong, she says; it's more of a Seinfeld situation: She's been there for a decade and wants to end on a high note. “It’s ten years that I’m editor of the magazine,” she told Cathy Horyn. “I think it’s time to do something different.” She said her departure had nothing to do with Condé Nast International chief executive Jonathan Newhouse. Horyn reports:
Ms. Roitfeld often did the styling for photo shoots. “I had so much freedom to do everything I wanted. I think I did a good job.” But she added, “When everything is good, maybe I think it’s the time to do something else.” She expects to complete issues through March. She said she was not sure what she would do after that. “I have no plan at all,” she said.
Newhouse said that under Roitfeld, French Vogue "received record levels of circulation and advertising and editorial success." He added that she will be "deeply missed" and noted, "Carine herself has become widely known as a beacon of style, fulfilling the role with charm and graciousness. She has become a giant in her profession." Condé Nast France president Xavier Romatet said in a blog post announcing Roitfeld's move on the magazine's website, "Of course, I regret Carine's decision, even if I understand it. One page turns and a new step begins for this solid and powerful brand that is sure of its values."
Roitfeld will stay on through the end of January, and her replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.
Peace out! Carine Roitfeld dances in Emilio Pucci SS11 
at her daughter's recent birthday party 

Read the full article here 

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