Emmanuelle Alt

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Emmanuelle Alt
Emmanuelle Alt Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019.jpg
Born (1967-05-18) 18 May 1967 (age 52)
ResidenceParis, France
OccupationFashion editor
EmployerCondé Nast Publications
Titleeditor-in-chief, Vogue Paris
Spouse(s)Franck Durand

Emmanuelle Alt (born 18 May 1967 in Paris, France)[1] has been the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris[2] since February 2011, succeeding Carine Roitfeld. Alt became fashion director[3] of the magazine in 2000, when Roitfeld assumed the chief editor’s position and hired Alt directly from Mixte magazine.[4]

Alt, who studied at the Assomption-Lübeck school (Institut de l'Assomption)[5] in Paris, has a makeup free youthful appearance and often wears jeans while eschewing dresses and skirts. She is often found dressed in her signature blazers or jackets, paired with skinny jeans and towering heels.

About her intentions for the future content of French Vogue, she has stated: "I don’t think there should be radical changes".[6] And she intends to remain with the magazine’s past stable of photographers, such as David Sims, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber.[6] In July 2013 she declared to Huffingtonpost that "London and Paris are worlds apart".[7]

During Roitfeld’s tenure the publication’s 2010 circulation rose from 100,000 to 140,000, during the global financial crisis. The increase was probably encouraged by the magazine's content — much of it styled by Alt as well as Roitfeld — in a provocative manner that included a great deal of nudity and sadomasochistic appurtenances.[8]

Alt's first issue at the helm was April 2011.

Prior to Mixte, she held positions at French ELLE (starting in 1984, she was only 17 years old)[1] and then at 20 Ans where she became the editor-in-chief in 1993. Her annual salary at French Vogue is about $300,000[1] compared to the yearly $2-million (in 2005) of her counterpart, American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.[9] However, the circulation of the American edition at 1 million-plus dwarfs that of the French edition of the publication.

Alt has two children, Antonin and Françoise, who were 13 and 6 years old when Alt assumed her new position.[6] Her husband, also in the fashion business, is Franck Durand, the artistic director of Isabel Marant. Her mother, Françoise, was a Lanvin and Nina Ricci model in the 1960s and '70s.


  1. ^ a b c (in French) La fille en «Vogue» - Libération, 7 July 2011
  2. ^ Continental Divide; Why Don't Europeans Cotton to American Designs? The New York Shows Offer No Satisfying Answers - Robin Givhan, The Washington Post, 19 February 2002 (fee required)
  3. ^ The Buck Stops Here - Newsweek, 22 December 2000 (fee required)
  4. ^ KARL & CO. (Karl Lagerfeld) - Harper's Bazaar, 1 June 2000 (fee required)
  5. ^ A stylish academy in Paris - The New York Times, 28 February 2008
  6. ^ a b c Emmanuelle Alt, The New Editor of Vogue Paris, on Daria Werbowy, Celebrity Covers, and New Designers - Mark Holgate, Vogue.com, 7 February 2011
  7. ^ "Vogue Paris August 2013: The London Issue". HuffPost. 23 July 2013.
  8. ^ Fashion Director Is Named New Editor of French Vogue - Cathy Horyn, The New York Times, 7 January 2011
  9. ^ Who Makes How Much — New York's Salary Guide - New York, 26 September 2005

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