Will Vogue Paris Be Any Different Under Emmanuelle Alt?
The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s what new Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt says about the direction her version of the magazine will take after a decade of Carine Roitfeld‘s influence.
Alt talked with The Daily Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander backstage at the Chanel haute couture yesterday to talk about everything from Alt’s first fashion show (Jean Paul Gaultier) to why Topshop makes the best jeans.
But when Alt chimes in and says that her magazine won’t be too terribly different from Roitfeld’s version, we started scratching our heads. Most newly minted glossy auteurs shake things up a bit — look at the differences between Grace Mirabella‘s Vogue and Anna Wintour‘s rendition, or the differences between Art Cooper‘s GQ and Jim Nelson‘s version of the magazine. If Alt doesn’t take this opportunity to make some drastic changes (and having Gisele Bündchen on her first cover does not count as drastic) then she’s allowing her legacy to be determined by someone else. We hope that won’t happen.
Emmanuelle Alt: Vogue Paris ‘will be the same but different’ [The Daily Telegraph]