Carine Roitfeld, the infamous and influential editor of French Vogue, has announced her resignation from the magazine after 10 years at the helm, in order to focus on personal projects. Under Roitfeld’s tenure, French Vogue has became one of the most progressive and creative fashion publications in the world and has set a standard for excellence in fashion editorial. “It’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine, I think it’s time to do something different,” Roitfeld told Cathy Horyn at the New York Times. “When everything is good, maybe I think it’s the time to do something else.”
Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Condé Nast International, told Vogue UK: “It is impossible to overstate Carine’s powerful contribution to Vogue and to the fields of fashion and magazine publishing. Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation and advertising and editorial success. Carine herself has become widely known as a beacon of style, fulfilling the role with charm and graciousness. She has become a giant in her profession [and] will be deeply missed. I am extremely grateful to her for what she has achieved.”
Emmanuelle Alt (pictured above with Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld), French Vogue’s equally revered fashion director, is the likely pick to continue Roitfeld’s legacy. But we have to wonder what Anna Wintour thinks of all of this.