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Justin Timberlake on the May 2003 cover.
|Editor||Arnaud de Contades (France)
Anne Fulenwider (U.S.)
Marie O'Riordan (UK)
Jackie Frank (Australia)
Neena Haridas (India)
|Publisher||Groupe Marie Claire (France)
Hearst Corporation (U.S.)
IPC Media (UK)
|Language||Distributed in 24 languages|
Marie Claire is a monthly women's magazine first published in France but also distributed in other countries with editions specific to them and in their languages. While each country shares its own special voice with its audience, the United States edition focuses on women around the world and several worldwide issues. The magazine also covers health, beauty, and fashion topics.
Jean Prouvost and Marcelle Auclair founded the magazine. Its first issue appeared in 1937, and was distributed each Wednesday. One version says, that in 1942, German occupation authorities in France stopped the distribution of most magazines, and Marie Claire was one of them. This seems to be untrue, as Marie Claire was successfully published throughout 1943 and most of 1944 (with the interval of 10 days), which makes it plausible that it was closed down in the autumn of 1944 by the Allied forces for having been too successful under the occupation. The magazine was not redistributed until 1954. At this time, it became a monthly publication. In 1976, Prouvost retired and his daughter Évelyne took over the magazine and added L'Oréal Group to the company.
Marie Claire US edition was started by the Hearst Corporation, based in New York City, in 1994. Hearst has branch offices in France, Italy, and several locations in the United States such as Detroit, the West Coast, New England, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the Southeast.
Marie Claire UK is part of IPC Media, based in London. In 2006, it launched its website www.marieclaire.co.uk with segments on daily news, catwalk show, photographs and reports, fashion and beauty, buys of the day, daily horoscopes and competitions.
In Australia, Marie Claire magazine is part of Pacific Magazines, the magazine publishing arm of Australian TV network, the Seven Network. The Marie Claire website provides daily fashion, beauty and lifestyle news to Yahoo!7.
The reality series Running In Heels follows three interns working in the NYC office of the magazine.
In addition to France, Marie Claire is published in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Latin America, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines (closed down in April 2009), Poland (closed down in 2005), Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
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