17 December 2010

Who Will Replace Roitfeld? The Speculation Begins!

So, as we get used to the idea that Carine Roitfeld is leaving Paris Vogue, the obvious question is: Who on earth is going to replace her?

Conde Nast are set to announce Carine’s replacement in the coming weeks, but the Twitterverse is already aflurry with speculation about who will step into the (perilously high and probably by Alaia) shoes which Roitfeld is leaving unfilled, with a couple of names cropping up repeatedly.

Carine & Emmanuelle at the Bottega Veneta A/W'10 show

Emmanuelle Alt has been Fashion Director of Paris Vogue for ten years, working under Roitfeld since 2001, before which she worked as a contributor at Mixte and spent five years as editor-in-chief of 20 ans. Naturally, therefore, her name, is linked to speculation about who will snag the top job, and her appointment as EIC would certainly provide continuity with the success of Paris Vogue’s last decade, which shall now be known as The Roitfeld Years.

Virginie Mouzat at NYFW in February

HOWEVER, there’s a Twitter rumour flying around, reportedly from a ‘well placed source’ that Virginie Mouzat, Fashion Director at Le Figaro, is poised to take the reigns at Paris Vogue. Mouzat has spent a decade at Le Figaro in which she transformed the style content of the French daily paper, and her appointment would certainly be a breath of fresh air for Paris Vogue.  

Aliona Doletskaya at the opening of Dolce & Gabbana's boutique in Moscow in February 2009

But who else is there? Well, Aliona Doletskaya has just stepped down from Russian Vogue after a decade there, in order to concentrate on personal projects (much like Roitfeld, in fact.) So who do you think could take over the reigns at Paris Vogue? Suggestions in the usual place please! 

- Alex Butt


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