Carine Roitfeld’s New Boss Spills A Few More Deets About Her Role
At this point the details are murky. While yesterday’s official release from Bazaar said the CR editrix would collaborate on “several stories a year” and “give her own unique take on the key fashion trends each season,” the lack of precedent for this role makes it tough to picture what exactly this will look like. The Times‘ Eric Wilson spoke with Roitfeld’s new boss, Hearst Magazines president and CEO Duncan Edwards, who clarified that his new recruit’s features will run simultaneously in all 26 international editions of the glossy, but will be “independent and separate to the rest of the magazine” in the vein of a syndicated column.
But will this be an out-of-book supplement? A separate section inside the mag? We’ll have to wait ’till March to find out for sure, but rest assured that Roitfeld’s big move had zilch to do with any bad blood with former employer Condé Nast. “This is all about Harper’s Bazaar,” Edwards insisted, “and has nothing to do with anything else.”
Well, that would be the party line, wouldn’t it?