It's official: As expected, Emmanuelle Alt will replace Carine Roitfeld as the new editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. The news was released yesterday at a press conference by Condé Nast France president Xavier Romate.
"Vogue Paris is doing very well, and I wanted to entrust the editorship to someone who can provide continuity while bringing new life," he explained. "I give [Alt] full confidence to lead and embody this demanding and prestigious brand and let it live in all its dimensions, including digitally." Roitfeld hasn't gone just yet. According to sources she's still in the office working on the final touches of the March issues before Alt takes the helm of the magazine and gets her name at the top of the masthead in the April issue.
Romate hinted that we should not expect major changes at the magazine, which is hardly suprising since Alt has worked closely with Roitfeld for the last ten years, joining merley months before Carine took over the editorship. "It's a great honor for me, but also a great pleasure to be at the head of Vogue Paris, which I know very well," Alt said at the conference. "While working with very talented teams, I will task myself with developing the incredible potential of Vogue Paris."
Just last week Alt was still having to compete withLe Figaro's Virginie Mouzat so what made Romate chose Alt for the job? "I wanted to lean on someone who has a recognized eye and who has gained the confidence of the fashion world. Someone very settled, respected as both a fashion editor and as a stylist: two qualities possessed by Emmanuelle Alt," he explained. "What I want is for Vogue Paris to be very open, that it will be a magazine where all of the sensibilities can express themselves, where all styles can exist. A magazine where everyone can express themselves because they have talent. Emmanuelle Alt is capable of opening the magazine to that."