In the shock of all shocks around the fashion industry, Carine Roitfeld has announced her resignation from French Vogue after spending a decade as an editor. As Roitfeld put it to Cathy Horyn: "It's 10 years that I'm editor of the magazine. I think it's time to do something different."
Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Conde Nast International, said in a statement via 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, advertising and editorial success. Vogue Paris has established itself as one of the most iconic magazines in the world, with huge influence in the field of fashion and photography. 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. Carine will be deeply missed. I am extremely grateful to her for what she has achieved."
Roitfeld will leave the mag at the end of next month and will work on issues through March. She had no complaints about her time editing, but said, "When everything is good, maybe I think it's the time to do something else." She didn't come clean about future plans (some are speculating that she might work with Tom Ford), but rumours are already popping up about her replacement. The frontrunners of the gossip circuit: Emmanuelle Alt, fashion director of French Vogue, and former editor of Vogue Russia Aliona Doletskaya.