Alt, a stylist known most recently for her work with Balmain and Isabel Marant, will replace Carine Roitfeld immediately, according to the magazine's website. And here's where we offload some gossip:
According to our reliable sources, Roitfeld and Alt haven't been getting along recently. Roitfeld went to Jonathan Newhouse, complaining that "something had to be done" about the situation. Newhouse, "fed up" with Roitfeld's shady dealings--that Balenciaga thing we reported on a year ago, the stuff Racked reported on last month--told the editor that the thing to be done was her resignation.
Given LVMH, Balenciaga, and other labels' withdrawal from advertising in the magazine over the last year, this explanation doesn't sound so crazy to us. Regardless, we're still huge fans of Carine's styling work, and we adore Emanuelle's personal style. Whether or not Alt has the same unshakable point of view that makes Carine so powerful, we'll soon find out. As she state's on Vogue.fr, "It's a great honor for me, but also a great pleasure to become the editor of Vogue Paris that I know so well. In working with very talented teams I will try to develop the the incredible potential of Vogue Paris."