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Emmanuelle Alt

Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Paris

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Emmanuelle Alt embodies parisienne chic thanks to her style signifiers, black jeans, beautifully cut blazers and crisp white shirts. She was appointed editor of Vogue Paris in 2011, promoted from her role as fashion director. Alt’s time running the magazine has seen its creative output slightly change tack, she told the New York Times, “I think you can make very strong fashion pictures without shocking," however the Frenchwoman stressed, “I don’t think there should be radical changes.” She took the helm from the previous editor, the well-known and provocative Carine Roitfeld .

The editor still aims to style one shoot a month, telling The Daily Telegraph. "I will try even more to support young designers. I like to keep my curiosity up. The industry is always waiting, begging for a name. But it is rare to find a big 'trésor', so you must keep looking."

Alt discovered fashion aged 19 at a Jean-Paul Gaultier show she attended with her mother, a model for Nina Ricci and Lanvin in the '60s and '70s, which is also Alt’s favourite period in fashion, and greatest inspiration. When asked if she would have liked to have followed in her mother’s footsteps, Alt told The Daily Telegraph, "That's not me. I'm a big fan of photography, but it's more fun to style. I enjoy working on the inspiration, and the everyday life of a magazine."

Prior to her time at Vogue Paris, Alt held roles at French Elle, 20ans and Mixte. Outside of work she is devoted mother to her children, with long-term partner Franck Durand , Isabel Marant ’s art director, and is passionate about driving fast cars.


Vogue Magazine

Vogue Magazine

Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Paris

2011 - Present

Paris, France

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20 Ans Magazine

Paris, France

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Elle Magazine

Elle France

Paris, France


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