As much as we loved Carine Roitfeld (in spite of her soft spot for Terry Richardson, no less), we couldn’t be more excited to see what incoming editrix Emmanuelle Alt has planned for Vogue Paris. Alt opened up to Vogue.com about her vision and while some things will stay the same (“I am going to keep shooting for the magazine—hopefully a story every issue.”), others will inevitably be different.
Alt likened Vogue Paris to a new apartment; she’d like to “spend time living in it,” and “transform it over time.” But she has a few changes already planned.
I’d like there to be more beauty trends; there was so much of that in Vogue back in the eighties. And how people are living; there are so many interesting, cool people here, and they should be in the magazine. More French girls, more French lifestyle.
Alt’s down-to-earth persona is what has made her so well-loved by legions of fashion followers and she plans on including that in the glossy. “I always want a relationship with reality: nothing too sexy, or provocative, or fashion victim,” she explained. “Even if I love to dream, I want the magazine to feature a girl who looks like she belongs in real life.”
Alt also seems to be ready to take a page out of Anna Wintour‘s book, American Vogue, which is probably best known for its penchant for actresses over models:
We don’t have a systematic point of view on it. But here in France we are back in a much more glamorous time. French actresses were respected, but not so evidently in the fashion world. Now we have Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg. I’d be very happy to put an actress on the cover if she is the right girl.”
And while we’re on the topic of America, Alt has some very kind words for the CFDA. After lamenting the need for new designers in Paris, Alt admitted, “America feels like it has become the place for young designers.”