Friday, December 24, 2010

Parisian Scandal?

    The recent announcement of the departure of French Vogue's editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld as left a many fashion lovers slightly puzzled.  French Vogue has grown in prestige and has championed a strictly European style.  Other publications have been criticized for just following in American Vogue and Anna Wintour's footsteps but French Vogue has created a sleek sensual style that epitomizes the sophisticated Parisian style we all so idolize.  This past year though several scandals have erupted around this publication one involving the use of blackface with several well known models.  There was also the huge falling out that left Balenciaga refusing to allow further use of their product by the magazine.

      It was initially reported that Carine chose to retire from her tenure and to pursue other career options or just to live her life.  Though Conde Nast and Carine have both stated it was her decision to leave there have been whispers that she was ousted due to some of the above scandals.  Though this is of course idle gossip what we can see is that there is yet another shake-up in the fashion industry on its way.  Who will replace Carine? In what direction will the magazine go? Will the influence of American Vogue find its way to France?

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