Emmanuelle Alt is not your average Vogue editor and we're beginning to love her for that.
When the French Vogue EIC enlisted her staff and some models to create this incredible video performance of "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! we thought it was the best thing we've seen fashion people do in a long time. It was completely unexpected, original and something we couldn't imagine Alt's American counterpart doing in our wildest dreams. And now, thanks to Grazia, we know how it came about. According to the British rag, it was all Alt's idea. "I didn’t really [have to] think about it too much, because you know, I love Wham and George Michael!’ she said. She chose that particular song because it was easy: "the set is just white, with white clothes…and it’s easy [to sing] for French people."
Confirming how utterly cool she is, Alt continued: "Well, it’s my way of being! I didn’t [have to] force myself! I love to dance, I love to sing. I don’t think that I’m inaccessible?" And, "‘I think we shouldn’t take this [fashion] too seriously. In the end, it’s just clothes and we’re in a very privileged world." Grazia added that Alt looked genuinely appalled at the possibility that she, the editor in chief of French Vogue, might be seen as inaccessible.
Alt also laughs off the preposterous notion that she might leave fashion for a pop career, saying (sarcastically, we assume) "Yes! A concert! The world tour!" Incidentally, fellow international Vogue editor and street style fixture Anna Dello Russo recently announced plans to do just that.
While her work as Vogue's EIC post-Carine Roitfeld has been met with mixed reviews, we can't help but love Ms. Alt after this. Not to mention the vast improvement Vogue.fr has undergone since she took the reigns.