After ten years at the helm of the fashion industry’s most influential publication Carine Roitfeld is stepping down as editor of Vogue Paris. She brought a truly unique vision to the pages of the magazine with no fear of coming off too avant garde or inaccessible to readers. She constantly pushed the envelope of what fashion is or should be, she championed the most creative talents in the industry (from designers to photographers to stylists) and had no qualms mixing style with eroticism (as evidenced in the sexually charged annual French Vogue calendars produced under her direction that you can ogle here , here and here ).
“It’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine, I think it’s time to do something different,” Roitfeld told Cathy Horyn at the New York Times. “When everything is good, maybe I think it’s the time to do something else.”
Vogue Paris fashion director Emmanuelle Alt is said to be the most likely successor to Roitfeld after having working beside her for the past decade.
Take a look below at Roitfeld’s first and final Vogue covers during her reign…
Kate Moss by Mario Testino, February 2001
Lara Stone Daphne Groeneveld by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, December 2010-January 2011