After the surprise departure of Carine Roitfeld last month, it has been announced today that Emmanuelle Alt has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of French Vogue. Alt takes the position after a decade at Condé Nast’s Paris operation, where she is credited with styling some of the magazine’s most memorable spreads.
Alt began her career in 1990 at Elle, becoming fashion director aged 20 – which is my age and impossibly depressing – before undertaking the same role at Mixte. The 43-year-old fashion journalist joined French Vogue in late 2000, months before Roitfeld, after being recruited by Condé Nast International’s chairman, Jonathan Newhouse.
“Vogue Paris is performing strongly and I wish to entrust the editor-in-chief position to someone who will ensure a certain continuity, while bringing a new energy and dimension,” Xavier Romatet, president of Condé Nast France, said. “Emmanuelle has all the professional and personal qualities required to maintain Vogue Paris as a world reference among fashion magazines. Vogue Paris will remain the most important fashion, beauty and cultural magazine, working with the world’s greatest photographers and stylists, who Emmanuelle knows perfectly. I totally trust her to manage this prestigious brand and develop it in all its dimensions, including digital.”
Alt said, “It’s a great honour for me, but also a great pleasure to get to the head of Vogue Paris that I know very well. I will try to develop the incredible potential of Vogue Paris while working with very talented teams.”
Emmanuelle will work in close collaboration with Olivier Lalanne, deputy editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, whose field of responsibility is widened. Lalanne will also oversee the editorial direction of the magazine Vogue Hommes International.