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Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on December 17, 2010

I come home, switch on my laptop, and what do I find out?

That Carine Roitfeld is leaving Vogue Paris after 10 years as its editor.

I wonder, who will be her replacement?

Vogue Paris editor, Carine Roitfeld, has stepped down after ten years of service to concentrate on personal projects.

Roitfeld, 56, started her career as a model after being scouted on the street in Paris, then switched to styling which led her to working with photographer Mario Testino, shooting stories for US Vogue and Vogue Paris.

She later became Tom Ford’s muse during his successful tenure at both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, before taking up her position as editor of Vogue Paris in 2001.

“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 of Condé Nast International told “Vogue Paris has established itself as one of the most iconic magazines in the world, with huge influence in the field of fashion and photography.”

Roitfeld’s role at Vogue Paris is unique in that she not only edits the magazine, but also still styles many of the publication’s main fashion stories. Her perennially chic signature style of very high heels, pencil skirts and blouses has made her one of the most photographed women at fashion week, and earned her a place on many a best-dressed list . She recently invited great friend Tom Ford to guest-edit the December/January issue of Vogue Paris.

“Carine herself has become widely known as a beacon of style, fulfilling the role with charm and graciousness. She has become a giant in her profession,” Newhouse said. “Carine will be deeply missed. I am extremely grateful to her for what she has achieved.”

Roitfeld will leave the magazine in January, an announcement about her replacement will be made in the coming weeks.

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