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Emmanuelle Alt
Emmanuelle Alt Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019 (cropped).jpg
Alt in 2019
Born (1967-05-18) 18 May 1967 (age 56)
Paris, France
Occupation Fashion editor
Employer Condé Nast Publications
Title Editor-in-chief, Vogue Paris
Predecessor Carine Roitfeld
Spouse(s) Franck Durand
Children 2

Emmanuelle Alt (born 18 May 1967) is a French fashion editor who was the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris from February 2011, succeeding Carine Roitfeld, to May 2021.

Early life and education

Alt's mother, Françoise, was a Lanvin and Nina Ricci model in the 1960s and '70s. Alt herself studied at the Institut de l'Assomption in Paris,


Alt became fashion director of Vogue in 2000, when Roitfeld assumed the chief editor's position and hired Alt directly from Mixte magazine.

Prior to Mixte, she held positions at French ELLE (starting in 1984, she was only 17 years old) and then at 20 Ans where she became the editor-in-chief in 1993.

During Roitfeld's tenure the publication's 2010 circulation rose from 100,000 to 140,000, during the global financial crisis. .....

Alt's annual salary at French Vogue is about US$300,000 compared to the yearly US$2-million (in 2005) of her counterpart, American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. However, the circulation of the American edition at 1 million-plus dwarfs that of the French edition of the publication.

Alt's first issue at the helm was April 2011. About her intentions for the future content of French Vogue, she stated: "I don't think there should be radical changes". 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. In July 2013 she declared to Huffington Post that "London and Paris are worlds apart".


Alt 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. In a December 2020 interview, she said that her favorite model right now is Malika Louback.

Personal life

Alt has two children, Antonin and Françoise, who were 13 and 6 years old when Alt assumed her new position. Her husband, also in the fashion business, is Franck Durand, the artistic director of Isabel Marant.

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