Update! Emmanuelle Alt named editor-in-chief of French Vogue
As expected Emmanuelle Alt has been confirmed as French Vogue's newest editor-in-chief, taking over from Carine Roitfeld who helmed the title for a decade. Known for her rock chic style, Alt worked alongside Roitfeld as fashion director for 10 years. Effective from 1st February, Alt's name will appear on the magazine's masthead from the April issue onwards.
Speaking of her new appointment, Alt told WWD that it is a "great honor". "Working with a very talented team, I will devote myself to developing the incredible potential of Vogue Paris," she said.
A few others to comment on Alt's promotion include Karl Lagerfeld, who has previously recruited Alt to style Chanel ad campaigns.
"Her style is her big shoulders, long legs, tight jeans, sleeves up to the elbow, one hip out," the designer said. "I personally like her. She's a handsome French woman. She has a style, but is it enough to make a whole magazine? "As editor in chief, she may blossom."
Meanwhile, Mario Sorrenti said... "Emmanuelle is one of the most talented editors. I love working with her," added Sorrenti. Others seemed ready for more of the same.
Giambattista Valli said... "It's a very logical continuation for French Vogue. She's really somebody who's going to make it. She has a point of view, a lot of vision. I remember when she was editor in chief of Mixte she did some amazing stories. She worked a lot with Corinne Day at the time. She's French, but she's extremely international as well.