HOW do you choose who to put on your first Vogue cover as editor? "For me it was just a spontaneous decision," new French editor Emmanuelle Alt told us today, confirming rumours that Gisele will be her first cover star. "There was no question."
Alt's first issue will arrive on newsstands in early March - the April issue. "She's wearing Dolce & Gabbana and we got Ines and Vinoodh to shoot it in St Barts," she added. "I hope you like it."
In London for her first ever Fashion Week having arrived in time for the Acne show this morning, Alt says she loves London and she's really excited about her schedule this week. "I'm really looking forward to Burberry and Christopher Kane tomorrow," she said. "In fact tomorrow is huge - I'm also seeing Mark Fast, Paul Smith, Erdem, it's all very good tomorrow."
Is the new talent in Paris as fruitful as in London? "I think sometimes it feels more exotic to see new talent from elsewhere," she said. "But I'm very keen to support new talent in Paris as part of my job. It's a big priority."
Wearing Balmain today, she added that the London shows seem more laid back than at home. "It's very relaxed, people seem to sit where they like," she said. "In Paris it's somehow more strict."
^ that's fascinating stuff. Thanks for the links FrenchCactus and Lolajazz - she really inherited her dad's looks (especially the eyes and cheekbones)
I'm too also hesitant about Emmanuelle at the reigns at VP - her editorials have been so predictable for the past few months - same models, same photographers, same looks - can she really steer VP into a new interesting direction? Judging by the confirmation of her first cover - a reosunding NO! She should be making a statement with this opportunity, declaring how she envisions new VP.
I don't think we'll really see her first issue until in a few months time, i feel Gisele was already picked for the cover before Carine left, if you guys remember we saw candids from that shoot back in november, so i think we should wait and see.
Didn't Cathy Horyn say her first solo issue wouldn't be until may or something ?
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