This month’s issue of Vogue holds a pleasant surprise nestled amidst the Kate Moss love fest: a profile of newly installed Vogue Paris editor in chief Emmanuelle Alt. It’s a surprisingly magnanimous move and a good example of Anna Wintour‘s somewhat recent campaign to prove that the fashion bible is still “with it“. But anyway, back to Alt: the profile is friendly and endearing, and allows the editrix to offer up some thoughtful musings on Vogue Paris’ proclivity for nipples as well as the songs Kate Moss likes to sing at karaoke.
On nudity in her magazine:
“It all depends on how it is done,” Alt says. “I respect women. These girls have parents who are looking at the magazine. A nude picture shouldn’t carry a message of sexual fantasy. But I love nudity. I am super French. It’s the body, it’s sexuality, it’s part of life.”
And on our favorite Sunday evening activity, karaoke:
“I love to dance, I love to sing,” she says, and while she demurs at the thought of ever wanting to get up onstage, she’s not averse to a more select audience. “After a shoot, I like to do karaoke. David [Sims, the photographer] likes it, too. And Kate [Moss]. In the studio, when you’ve been working hard all day, it’s such good energy to just play around.” While Sims, another Bowie fanatic, will usually cover the Thin White Duke, he’s also known to duet on “American Boy” with Alt. She also partners up with Kate for “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough),” by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. So which is she? Alt laughs. “Barbra.”
La Femme: Emmanuelle Alt [Vogue]