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From cover girl to First Lady and back again, Carla Bruni Sarkozy covers Vogue Paris’ December 2012/January 2013 double issue and lends her piercing blue editor’s eye to the glossy’s inside contents.
As former editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld readies for the launch of her new magazine CR Fashion Book stateside, current French Vogue boss lady Emmanuelle Alt is forging a new path of her own over in Paris.
Carine Roitfeld is a fashion superstar. And while she may be one of the more revered editors in the business, she is surprisingly down-to-earth.
The September issue is a big deal for any fashion mag, but French Vogue’s marks a new look for the Emmanuele Alt-helmed glossy. To celebrate, the editor wrangled a trifecta of present-day supers — Kate Moss, Lara Stone, and Daria Werbowy — to pose for the cover.
There has already been quite a lot of buzz around Hedi Slimane taking over the reins at Yves Saint Laurent (soon to be Saint Laurent Paris), and French Vogue is adding to the excitement with an eight-page feature on the brand’s new creative director in the its August issue.
When it comes to Condé Nast, you’re either with them or against them. And now that Carine Roitfeld is no longer at French Vogue, Condé is warning photographers not to work with her, lest they incur the magazine giant’s wrath.
Enjoyed Jemma Kidd‘s eyeliner advice this week but looking for a little less cat-eye and a little more crow’s feet? Vogue Paris has the answer!
It’s not that we don’t like kids or anything, but when we saw the scans of the new issue of Vogue Enfants we were seriously creeped out. Because the magazine didn’t really suggest a feeling of, “Look, these kids are having fun and it’s all because of their preppy, colorful clothing and beauty products that they don’t need!” It was a lot more like “These children are coming after you and they will eat you in order to stay alive if they have to.”
You know how sometimes you read something about someone and you can’t help but imagine what it would be like to be their friend? That is the feeling we feel every time we read about Emmanuelle Alt — and now that she’s in the swing of things in her new role as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, we read about her a lot.
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.
There’s something, we’re sad to say, very reminiscent of Jonbenet Ramsey in these photos from the Tom Ford-edited issue of French Vogue. None of these girls appears to be older than 5 or 6 years old, and yet all of them are wearing gobs and gobs of makeup and clothes and jewels few grown women could actually afford. Instead of little girls playing dress up in their mothers’ closet, the effect of these pictures cautions against bringing up kids too fast. By which we mean to say, these shots are super creepy.
Earlier today, Carine Roitfeld revealed she’s stepping down as editor in chief of Vogue Paris, effective January. And while she spoke to Cathy Horyn about her plans for the future — which is to say, she apparently has none — we can’t help but take a look back. January marks Roitfeld’s 10th year editing the French glossy, which makes February 2001 her very first issue. Let’s take a look.
It’s only been a few hours since the news broke out that Carine Roitfeld would be leaving her position as editor of Vogue Paris to work on “personal projects”, but we can already tell you that this move will have us scratching our heads past Christmas.
Tom Ford may not like fat people, but he definitely has a thing for the olds. The December issue of Vogue Paris — which, unless you have been living under a fashion blog-less rock for the last few weeks, you know was guest-edited by Mr. Ford himself — features a seven-page jewelry spread modeled by two beautiful senior citizens in the throes of what appears to be an incredibly passionate bout of love-making. In other words: geriatric porn!
Tom Ford might have come down with a case of what we call Lagerfelditis, the incessant need for some designers to create and beautify and improve things that are not clothes. That’s the only thing that explains the amount of work Ford did on the holiday issue of French Vogue.
In honor of its 90th birthday, French Vogue dug through its archives to find the magazine’s 50 best covers. You can check them all out over at their website, but we’ve chosen our five favorite.