Ever since Emmanuelle Alt was named as Carine Roitfeld’s successor at Vogue Paris, there’s been much speculation as to what Alt would do with the revered mag.
Early on Gisele Bündchen was confirmed as Alt’s first cover, shot by Inez and Vinoodh in St. Barth’s, but what would she wear? We thought perhaps Balenciaga, as a way put an end to the bad blood between Vogue Paris and the iconic French brand that existed during Carine’s reign. Others thought Balmain or Isabel Marant were shoe-ins because of Alt’s previous position as stylist to those two houses. (Jobs she gave up for her new gig as Editor-in-Chief.)
Today, however, the mystery is over, as Alt confirmed to Vogue UK that the cover would feature Gisele wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Alt’s insistence on making Vogue Paris more French-centric, makes Dolce and Gabbana an interesting choice for the cover, although statistics compiled by Fashin show Dolce to have made the most appearances on Vogue covers in 2010.
I’ll be interested to see the final photo when it comes out, somehow I expect it won’t be too dramatically different from the covers we’ve come to love from Carine. (Remember all those Kate Moss on the beach shots?) But then again, Emmanuelle’s style is far sportier than Carine’s dressed up, sexy vision.