Carine Roitfeld Leaving French Vogue

  • by Maria Denardo
  • posted at 1:36 pm
  • December 20, 2010

It’s the end of the year and the end of an era. If you haven’t heard the big news already, Carine Roitfeld is stepping down from her position as editor-in-chief of French Vogue. The announcement was followed Friday with shock from many and gossip from some.

To quell those nasty rumors, Roitfeld sat down with Cathy Horyn and dished. “It’s ten years that I’m editor of the magazine,” she explained. “I think it’s time to do something different. Understandable…I guess. Still not convinced.

Horyn proceeded to pick away at an archive interview and found this quote in New York’s 2008 spring fashion issue to sum the situation up: “I never think about this career, this big job,” Roitfeld says. “I never wanted to be what I am today, and I will not die in the position.” Now, it all makes a little more sense. What will Ms. Roitfeld do next? “I have no plans,” she calmly states.

Until then, we heard she’ll stay on through January while Conde Nast announces a replacement. Au revoir Mademoiselle. You will be missed.

Maria Denardo

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