Carine Roitfeld's tenure over Vogue Paris was dramatic, to say the least, and her final issue as EIC does not disappoint. Starring the androgynous model of the moment, Saskia de Brauw, on the cover shot by Mert and Marcus, Roitfeld's final Vogue is a testament to all the aspects that made her a beloved editor and stylist.
Click through for a peek inside Carine's farewell letter.
Lucky for my magazine-obsessed self, Lauren toted Vogue Paris April 2011 from her honeymoon in Morocco and Spain.
The issue, covered by Kate Moss, has all the traditional goodies found in Vogue Paris--Freja, Eniko, boobs, and Melanie Ward editorials--which makes it great. But as Lauren and I flipped through the issue together, we realized something just seemed off.
The styling in all the editorials is excellent, though there aren't any sexy spreads à la Carine. Emmanuelle's simple, tough, tomboy aesthetic seems to be permeating all the editorials. The weirdness doesn't come from the editorials, but the blank space on almost every market and news page.
Whereas Carine had her graphic design team cluttering the pages with shoes, old photos, lipsticks, and diamonds, Emanuelle has them cutting back. It's definitely clearer, but looks more like the streamlined pages of Elle and less like the flouncy, whimsical pages of Vogue Paris.
Take a look inside after the jump, and let us know what you think!