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 an international monthly magazine for women. First published in France in 1937, various editions are published in many countries and languages. The United States edition focuses on women around the world and several global issues. Marie Claire magazine also covers health, beauty, and fashion topics.
The magazine was founded by Jean Prouvost and Marcelle Auclair. Its first issue appeared in 1937, and was distributed each Wednesday. In 1976, Prouvost retired and his daughter Évelyne took over the magazine and added L'Oréal Group to the company.
The U.S. edition of Marie Claire 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. The Esquire Network reality television series Running In Heels follows three interns working in the NYC office of the magazine. Marie Claire UK is part of IPC Media, based in London. In 2006, it launched its website 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 television network Seven. The Marie Claire website provides daily fashion, beauty and lifestyle news to Yahoo!7. In addition to France, the UK and U.S., and Australia, Marie Claire is published in Belgium (released in two different editions beginning in 1961 and 1990, respectively), Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Latin America, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Japanese-language edition of Marie Claire, first published in 1982, which was the first international edition published in a non-French speaking territory, as well as the first non-European edition, ceased publication after the 9 September issue went on sale in July 2009, due partly to the economic downturn. However, since 2012, Marie Claire has been published in Japan under the name Marie Claire Style. International editions of Marie Claire have also been discontinued in Estonia (published between 2007 and 2010), Germany, India, Philippines, and Poland.
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