Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld resigns after 10 years

Carine Roitfeld, the influential editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, has resigned after 10 years with the magazine, reports Vogue.com. Roitfeld will leave in January to work on "personal projects," The Guardian reports.

According to The Guardian, "Within minutes of the announcement, rumors began to swirl that she would team up with designer Tom Ford, her friend and long-time collaborator." When Ford took over Gucci in the ’90s, Roitfeld served as his muse and stylist. He recently launched his first collection for women.

It was also rumored that a rift with Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Vogue publisher Condé Nast International, was what caused Roitfeld to resign. However, she told The New York Times, "I have no problem with Jonathan, and he understood me very well." She added, "It's 10 years that I'm editor of the magazine... When everything is good, maybe I think it's the time to do something else."

Despite her claiming to have "no plans" after Vogue Paris, "many still believe she will usurp Anna Wintour as editor of US Vogue," said The Guardian. However, she told The Guardian last year, "I was never, ever approached to go to America. And to be honest, if they approached me, I think it’s really not me. I’m good at what I do here and I’m not sure if you put me in that world I would be as good. I think it’s much easier to talk to 100,000 women than millions of women across America."

"It is impossible to overstate Carine’s powerful contribution to Vogue and to the fields of fashion and magazine publishing. Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation, advertising and editorial success," Newhouse said. "Carine herself has become widely known as a beacon of style, fulfilling the role with charm and graciousness... Carine will be deeply missed."

 

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For more on this story, log on to Vogue.com, The Guardian and The New York Times.

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