There is something about Carine that is not describable. She some times wears things that are really not spectacular yet she, in all her self, makes it spectacular. It may be a case of wanting quiet or new but my hope is she returns again where she can be the creative and unique force that she is. Is there really a replacement? Probably, it will just have to be some one unique in there own right!
I have always admired her so much ! Back when she first got the job, the way she spoke of being a mother to her boys, working, plastic surgery etc. I think she has been a great editor and it is too bad the New York Vogue editor is not as good ( imo) ..
I am hoping this is as she says, to do new things, and that there is nothing wrong. I cannot imagine who will replace her .. and what a big weight on that persons shoulders that will be !!
I made a comment on my post Fashionable Tendencies. But the main thing is that she is leaving before the party is over and that, according to Coco Chanel (and many other wise women) is the very best time to leave.
I'm shocked. She is truly valuable to the fashion world, but since she is leaving and i bet off to better things, someone young driven takes her place and preserves what she has done so far. I mean, a person capable of following her lead, respecting her work, but improving vogue at the same time. And this is how the world works, it won't stop.
She's quite stylish…but come on, outside of New York City and Paris, who cares about what's she doing? It kind of like that "inside the Beltway" mentality…only applied to the Big Apple and the City of Lights.
-I think she's probably going to take a few weeks off and go somewhere warm. -Definitely not dello Russo, how could anyone think that for a moment? -What does it matter in the light of eternity? She is a blip in the grand scheme of things. Smart to leave before the party's over!
I was in shock when I heard the news… I believe Emmanuelle Alt might replace her. Rumours said she asked for more money and they said no. Wishing her great vibes on her own project. Maybe a new luxury line will come up?
with her budget and clout, it's not hard to do what she does. that said it was a life not a job. hopefully she has other interests to occupy her time. and yes, US Vogue is horrible, like most US magazines.
I knew something was amiss a few months ago when U.S. distribution of Paris Vogue started getting spotty, then I saw the hideous art direction changes in the November issue…the typography is so very ugly. So non-Carine.
And now, this. In my world, it translates to $20 USD a month now headed to the piggybank rather than the newsstand…a real publishing tragedy.
As much as I hate her for using that pervert Terry Richardson over and over again for the magazine, I can't help but admit that she is probably the best, out of all the Vogue editors. French Vogue puts US Vogue to shame, and I was kinda hoping Anna Wintour would announce a retirement, because photo-shopped celebrity covers is so old and played out. As much as I'm sad that she's leaving, I will say that this was a good move as she's leaving the magazine with a good reputation, where as when Anna leaves it will be "Ding dong the bitch is dead."
We are deeply saddened to learn about the tragic news on Carine Roitfeld. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family. I hope that everybody at Vogue will recover from this and have a good future.
I don't really care as I don't read the French Vogue. I read the British only, as The American Vogue is so crap. Sometimes I buy the Italian one for the pictures..
Hmm, I think she will retire, she will go somewhere for vacation and then have at least a year off, and then she might write a book.
Emmanuelle Alt will be taking over, she is cool also..
Hmm, what I feel, nothing really, but I love her style, how she looks, she reminds me of Patti Smith, my dear idol and role model and muse :) I love the make up, her colors, and the Tres Chic look, without being "Too done" but always a bit suprising. She is SO COOL!
After all these comments, I've already forgotten the name of the unattractive, yet stylish, woman we're discussing.
First, no one is irreplaceable.
Second, I agree with leaving at the top of your game, so she's smart, too.
Third, wow! Lots of fashion afficiondos here, of course. These are comments from a fashion rube…living in the suburbs, buy Vogue maybe 4X/year — considered stylish in my circle, but probably would never make it with you people.
So anyhow, just makes me want to go buy a Paris Vogue to see what all the hype is about.
She's moving to LONDON! Now that the "couple" is getting married, who will follow the fashion of the bride? All the girls will want to emulate her. British Vogue won't be able to keep up with it all so they will need Carine.
In Paris, everyone from the world of fashion, think she has been fired because Affairs Nicolas GhesquiÃ¨re
and also all the money she has arrangements with companies, gucci, prada, etc …
And it's the same probleme with Emanuelle Alt
Carine Roitfeld Banned from Balenciaga!
It's a fight of Parisian proportions as Balenciaga severs ties with French Vogue.
We know that the French have a reputation for being snooty to Americans, but we always assumed that there was some sort of special code amongst themselves. Not so– if Balenciaga's French Vogue ban is any indication. The Parisian fashion house barred Carine Roitfeld and Co. from attending their much-anticipated Fall '10 runway show. None of the ladies were to be found front row on Thursday, or even (gasp) in standing-room only.
When asked for some insight on the apparent slight, Roitfeld said via WWD, "We're blacklisted. Itâs too bad, itâs a beautiful house and itâs French. I hope that itâs not forever.â When pressed for a reason she advised, "Ask them."
Since Balenciaga has declined to comment on the matter, we are left to speculate. NYmag thinks the ban may have been caused by a styling faux pas– i.e. don't ever mix Balenciaga with Balmain in an editorial or your next invitation may just get lost in the mail.
Since Roitfeld is clearly a fan of the brand, we doubt it's a situation along the lines of New York Times fashion critic, Cathy Horyn's, self-publicized box-out by Giorgio Armani. In 2008, the fashion writer reported that she was told not to attend Armani's show due to a scathing review she had penned on one of the evidently-sensitive designer's couture shows.
Even worse than missing out on the sure-to-be-chic street style shots that the French Vogue ladies would have provided had they attended the show in head-to-toe Balenciaga, are the amazing editorials we're going to miss out on. Apparently, Balenciaga has not only pulled their ads from the mag, but will also no longer lend clothing to the prized publication either. Le sigh.
We certainly hope Balenciaga designer, Nicolas GhesquiÃ¨re, and Carine Roitfeld can double-kiss and make up. In the meantime, we just want Carine to know that she's always welcome with us.
Mon dieux! What a big shame…this is really sad, of course an era has ended. She was as big as iconic, her photoshoots and her styling is for keeps so i dont think she is not going to do something great, deffinately not going to rest, thats for sure. Vogue Paris will never be the same. Talking about the replacement i think deff 2 big contenders are Sauve and Alt, but that is too risky to say, besides Alt its too obvious she was the right hand of Carine while in the magazine, whoever replaces Carine will have big shoes to fill in; So, long live the Queen; Long live Carine!
Personally, I think the bandaid on her knee says A LOT about her. Here she is dressed up to the nines and she has a bandage that is quite visible. It goes to show that some things you just can't hide. Pretty soon we'll know if she's hiding anything bigger….
Personally, I think that French Vogue needs to reinvent itself if it wants to stay one of the top magazines during the following decade. I believe Carine understood that and is going to do something much fresher! I am happy for her, because I believe she has flair and a touch of French debauchery that make her truly unique. I wish she would do a collab with Tom Ford but that was ruled out of the question today!
if she's happy about leaving the mag, i guess i am too. french vogue has a real connection with people & a new editor's point of view can completely change that dynamic for better or worse! carine's amazing, but a fresh start for the mag is exciting too
1) Probably on a nice brand new project with a brand. As a muse?
2) I don't agree for Emanuelle Alt. She is good, she got talent but I don't think she got the power to endorse the shoes of a Editor-in-chief. For the last editions of French Vogue, she got more space. But, under C.R. power and influence, she is good. The question is, Can she be better than that AND without Roitfeld as a chief?
For the successor, I have no clue.
3) I am sad. Very sad to loose my French Vogue as it was for the last past 10 years. I enjoyed every edition and absorbe every words. Plus, she revamped the owl image and she gave her personal style to the publication. Sexy, classy, intimate, foward vision. Always good to spend for magazine.
4) It is like the Phoebe Philo effect. Quitting when the fire is on. Very classy.
5) We don't want to care about all the Balenciaga stories. We just want to to say bravo for the incredible work she did at Vogue.
Good Heavens!! Who can focus on the question after seeing that nude ruffle dress, with the matching hat and shoes?! Amazing!
Gone are the days of staying in one place all your life, in terms of your career. Fresh faces, places and starts reinvigorate and inject fresh perspectives and draw greater inspiration, causing each person to dig deeper in their own personal cache of inner treasures and creativity to make ever more interesting levels of unique contributions.
on second thoughts – fashion is all about constant change, experiments, new…so perhaps it would be good to have someone younger and fresher to replace carine, that could lead to newer ideas for the magazine.
All I can guess is that she might join a high end fashion brand as a quite high head there. SHe can bring success to any brand with her influence and power. I can't say it's bad for me. She served almost a decade in Vogue. Time for a new person to bring some changes. Good luck to her (I'm sure she'll have it :)
probably after seeing Tom Ford's not so attractive promotional photos of his new collection, Carine would be back working with him and bring sex back. Alt or Delo Russo are good candidates but i have a feeling that the replacement is a wild card. prolly, someone we never thought would. Carine's exit wasnt as dramatic as I expect it would be but less drama makes it more sophisticated giving the term "French Exit" a whole new meaning. haha. more than being heartbroken, i'm excited to find out the real answers to questions 1 and 2. ;P
Could be Alt though i doubt it's rumoured that its the Russian Vogue ed……… I wish she'd come and edit British Vogue as it has become such a sad sack of a magazine someone needs to do something with it.
You know even through it existed before (and I have an impressive pile of pre Carine Paris Vogues) this publication was, hers. May she rock on but for our benefit because we need her voice in this world of fashion…
I think Carine is really a warm and strong woman. I have met her several times and she was always very sweet. But I do have to say that even though I respect her talent, I never found French Vogue that ' user friendly' After I bought it, I would feel a bit empty. I wish her all the best, but I am excited that French Vogue will have the possibility to go unto a new direction that is perhaps more grounded…more rounded like a great Cote du Rotie….
Either way I hope that we still get to enjoy seeing her unique style in your blog Scott! After 10 years at French Vogue I can see how she may be ready for a new challenge. Love the idea that she may be off to do something new for us to enjoy. As to who will replace her – well whoever it is will have to be strong and have their own vision rather than trying to imitate what has been prior.
Good for her!! She will continue to do marvelous things in the future, because of who she is. At least she is evolving herself and breaks boundries in her work and personal life. I think Anna W is jealous, secretly she wants to do the same, but is afraid of the unknown! Congratulations Carine :-)!
vogue paris was on the top..maybe she has no longer satisfaction because she gave all she could in it.I am shocked but I wish her luck in whatever she decides to do. think that replacement would be alt or maybe barbieri.
LUCKY HER! TROUGHOUT HISTORY WE HAVE SEEN FRENCH QUEES LOSING THEIR HEADS… LUCKILY CR LEFT v'S WITH A LITTLE SCRATCH COVERED BY STRAP…AS YOU'D EXPECT SHE LOOKS DI-VI-NE! AND WILL REMAIN THE SEXIEST V'S EDITOR EVER! GOD SAVE CARINE!
I don't think Emanuelle Alt is the right kind of person for this job. She is creative and super talented, but not the "face" of vogue, not a charismatic force of nature. I will miss Carine, look forward to seeing what she does next! (I have no idea) When someone major like this makes a move, it has a domino effect – let's see what happens!xx
Happy never EVER She brought trendiness and wry witty aproach to the French VOGUE! Who is going to replace her? IÂ´m not goingo to say IÂ´m Sad, yet, IÂ´m absoultely impressed, and I just CanÂ´t belive it.
You, that are from the fashion Gang, Rummors where flying around?
That stupid French guy saying "In Paris, everyone from the world of fashion, think she has been fired" makes a generality from what he thinks. In Paris, we are really sad to see that Carine left Vogue, and we are sure that she has prestigious opportunities/personal projects.
She has got a lot of style – but so does a lot of other people who never gets photographed. What impact, if any, this is going to have on fashion or Vogue I don't know. I think she is replaceable like anyone else. Ultimately I think it is a case of celebrity worshipping. Who cares – really.
I vote for Edward Enninful to be her replacement. Its more admirable that she is leaving then saddening. Esp at this time when editors are celebs in their own right it says something about her characater. She is more than the magazine her work will serve as inspiration and reference for years to come.
It is a sad news but at the same time we possess the certainty that Emanuelle Alt will do a great work. A new age approaches in Vogue Paris! Fantastic!. I wish the best to Carine, a muse, the visionary one.
She is the perfect imagine of a classy french woman (also fisically speaking), who knows what she wants and how to rich it. everything she is gonna do and everywhere she is gonna go, she'll do it perfectly.
carine is by far my favourite magazine editor. she did amazing things at vogue paris, which in my opinion surpasses the other vogues in creativity and innovation. although she will be missed, i am very eager to see what she will do in the future.
I sincerely hope Vogue France will return in something classy again. Carine Roitfeld made of it a porn-chic thing, ugly and full of bad taste.Very 90's. I am fond of Vogue US and Vogue Italy, and I'm french. That's why my english is so horrible, besides!Forgive me please!
Word on the street is that she was possibly asked to leave. She did rub a lot of designers and fashion houses the wrong way…as demonstrated with her being blacklisted from Balenciaga. Lots of fashion insiders think she was best suited for the creative director position and not editor-in-chief.
1. She will probably build her consulting business after taking some time off. Tom Ford is a possiblity, working with him as Amanda Harlech does with Karl Lagerfeld. She would make a great muse for Tom, and they have a close relationship as well. I found it laughable that someone thought she might take the Chanel job after KL retires. No way, no how! She is an editor/stylist, NOT a designer.
2. Emmanuelle Alt is at the front of the line to replace her. She is a bit different to Carine, but equally as chic.
3. I'll miss the edge she brought to French Vogue that isn't found in any of their other international editions. She was fearless in pushing the envelope and that's something we don't see too often these days. But at the heart of things, I always thought she was a better stylist than editor. I hope her next project finds her really showing her creativity and style in ways we haven't yet seen.
Working at Vogue is too boring for Carine. Print is dying and people are jumping ship. Anna Dello Russo has it right. She's got a perfume and a personal style blog. I hope whoever is next is genuinely excited about this ever-changing media. I mean… where's Vogue.fr? Why didn't Carine do something cool with the Internet,or iPads? Why? She has EVERY resource available to her but obviously no desire to evolve with the times. So long, Carine! You looked fabulous in Alaia! LL
She is the epitome of Parisian elegance, and it is more her way of moving and being rather than clothes that make her stand out in the crowd. Great editor, and it is pure pleasure to hear her speak about fashion. She's a difficult one to replace, and she will be missed.
I am so upset about this. Carine has got to be my favorite editor. Something about her work is so freeing… and her personality is undeniably charming. It's hard not to adore her. Very sad news… and not sure who could take her place and hold up to her shoes. ~ tharrystyle.blogspot.com
I don't find her very elegant. She put naked photos of that French pre-op transexual in the magazine this summer, and I find her taste a little too eccentric and morbid. Alexandra Shulman will always be my favourite Vogue editor and I hope she always stays.
it s a good move french vogue was getting too sexfashion and fetichism,too much helmut newton spirit,too much skinny beauties. i do like emmanuelle alt specially her iconoclassic point of view. but we had enough! chhannngessssssss are good, hope its a good sorprise. carine will never land in the us, they are too conservative and money making. although she is a great editor i respect her as i respect a. wintour both know a lot about fashion mags eventhough i may have another point of view. i like katie grand but sure she wont be the one. fresh air!
My world was completely rocked when I first heard the news. I still can't believe it. I have no idea where she will go but I sincerely doubt that she's going to throw on sweatpants and sit at home. Pssh.
I can't wait to see what's in store for this new phase of her life. She is truly FABULOUS and as my style icon I will be waiting with bated breath.
i think she is a rare breed, and has flawless personal style, that is her real genius, and we will still have the benefit of that no matter what she does next. french vogue, i think will be just fine. exciting.
Who knows maybe she will do something interesting elsewhere that we can see. Her timeless babeness made for a big change in how I feel about getting older. Her comments about aging are cool and honest and she just really keeps looking good. And sexy. At the very least I hope to keep seeing photos of her. Ahem, hint.
Personally, Vogue Paris was a must to me. Until a couple of years back, when I used to find less and less interesting the Paris Vogue, so I stopped buying it.
As for the American Vogue, I stopped buying it also a few years ago, thinking it got more and more like a Grannies' Vogue. And I've been reading "all" the different Vogues for years and years! The British, The German, The Italian…
Wonder what will change with Emmanuelle Alt in charge.
Karl Lagerfeld is not too impressed about replacing Carine Roitfeld with Emmanuelle Alt, according to gala.fr who reports from Lagerfeld's interview with WWD, where he talks about her broad shoulders, long legs, jeans, rolled up sleeves, and one hand on the hip.
- Personally, I like her a lot, he says, but is this sufficient to run a magazine, he asks.