Mrs Jamie Hince – aka supermodel Kate Moss – nabbed next month’s cover of Vogue UK in a Miu Miu dress. The cover and accompanying shoot were lensed by Mario Testino. This is probably the best Kate cover I’ve seen in years. Love does a model good.
That said, I can’t be too wrong to expect there is a severely-bobbed, miffed Anna Wintour somewhere. Londoners got the Moss-Hince marriage cover a month before Vogue US was set to, didn’t we? Conde Nast competiton heats up?
Emmanuelle Alt has been named the successor to Carine Roitfeld, who announced her departure as editor-in-chief of French Vogue just before Christmas. Condé Nast France president Xavier Romatet made the announcement in a press conference today. Totally called it. Next psychic fashion prediction? A never ending spread supply of Balmain, military influence, and Daria Werbowy.
The rumours are true: Carine Roitfeld is resigning from French Vogue. After 10 years at the helm of the rock and roll-esque fashion magazine, Roitfeld has announced she is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief by saying “- it’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine. I think it’s time to do something different.”
Roitfeld confirmed that she had informed Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Conde Nast International, of her decision to pursue new projects. “I have no problem with Jonathan, and he understood me very well. I had so much freedom to do everything I wanted. I think I did a good job. When everything is good, maybe I think it’s the time to do something else. I have no plan at all.”
The Parisian’s replacement will announced in the coming weeks. Ten bucks on Emmanuelle Alt.
Old: Aliona Doletskaya
Russian Vogue’s editor, Aliona Dolestkaya, is gone! Jonathan Newhouse, president of Condé Nast International, sent a memo to staffers confirming Doletskaya’s resignation which read:
“Some time ago, Aliona Doletskaya told me that she would like to leave the Vogue Russia editor-in-chief’s post, which she has occupied for almost 13 years, and start a new life, probably to write a book or try her hand in a new field,” said Newhouse. “As Russia—as well as the rest of the world—was still going through economically hard times, I asked Aliona to wait for a better time to do this. Now, it’s obvious that we are coming out of the crisis, thus I don’t want to interfere with Aliona’s plans anymore. I accept her decision to leave the magazine with great sorrow… In the near future we will announce the name of the next editor-in-chief of Vogue Russia.”
Today it has been announced that her replacement will be Tatler Russia’s Editor in Chief Victoria Davydova. The move is effective immediately.
“Victoria Davydova is one of the most professional, experienced, and talented editors in the Russian market,” Newhouse has been quoted as saying. “Behind her is the experience of launching two completely different magazines within Condé Nast. All of this makes Vika a perfect choice for the role of chief editor of Vogue Russia.” Ksenia Solovieva, a former deputy editor of Tatler Russia, will take over Davydova’s position.
Where is Aliona going, then? A couple of years ago she was pegged as Anna Wintour‘s pending replacement. This could get interesting.
New: Victoria Davydova