Yesterday Vogue.co.uk reported that Giles Deacon, after only two seasons, has left his position as creative director of Emanuel Ungaro.
The British designer received rave reviews after his debut collection with the grand French fashion house. For spring/summer 2011, the media applauded his ability to create evening gowns that had just the coquettish appeal the label was once famous for. Deacon reminded his audience that Ungaro is one of the last remaining couture houses and women still travel to its Avenue Montaigne headquarters to order precious, made-to-measure designs created by some of the most accomplished technicians in the world.
However, hoping to focus on his own brand and upcoming projects Giles Deacon has decided now is the time to move on.
After 10 years as editor of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, who was tipped to take over from Anna Wintour at US Vogue, has announced today that she has resigned.
She will leave the magazine at the end of January to pursue “personal projects”.
Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Condé Nast International, told the press: “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,” Newhouse continued to say. “Carine will be deeply missed. I am extremely grateful to her for what she has achieved.”
Roitfeld’s replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.