Carine Roitfeld resigns as French Vogue editor-in-chief
After a decade of service, French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld has decided to step down from her position at the magazine. At the end of January, she will depart in favor of pursuing personal projects.
“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,” Jonathan Newhouse, chief executive of Condé Nast International, told Vogue UK.
Born in 1954, Roitfeld began her fashion career as a model, then a wardrobe stylist and writer for French Elle. Her next move was to work as a consultant for Tom Ford at Gucci and Yves Saint-Laurent for six years, after which Newhouse approached her with an offer to edit French Vogue in 2001.
“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 said. “Carine will be deeply missed.”
A successor to Roitfeld has yet to be named, but will be announced in the coming weeks.