Roitfield's first cover. February 2001.
Roitfield's final cover. March 2011.
This months Vogue Paris will certainly fill shelves in the french country house of Carine Roitfield, as she's named this March issue her last. The 56-year-old landed the role of French editor 10 years ago, and has since grown to become one of the most influential names in fashion. Details on Roitfield's decision to bid farewell from the renowned publication were released abruptly back in December, leaving the industry startled. "It is impossible to overstate Carine's powerful contribution to Vogue and to the fields of fashion and magazine publishing. Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation and advertising and editorial success." - Jonathan Newhouse, CEO Conde Nast International.
After pairing the 'Editor in Chief' title with countless designer power suits over the past 10 years, Roitfield claims that the time has come to devote her efforts to personal projects only. Upcoming jobs have not been discussed or released, but we have no doubt that she'll master whatever she puts her paws on. Photos above showcase Carine Roitfield's first cover featuring Kate Moss back in 2001, to her last featuring Saskia de Brauw for March 2011. Along with dozens of bright, fabulous editorials, the final pages include a handwritten 'edito' to all of her dear readers, so classy of you Roitfield. Looking forward to her next 'a la mode' adventure, Bonne chance! photocreds: iwanttobearoitfeld