A few days ago I learned the news of French Vogue Editor, Carine Roitfeld, leaving her position at the magazine after 10 years of loyal service. I've read about 20 articles thus far and upon reading the articles I've also read the comments. I've come to find that upon reviewing the comments, that most people are not sad to see her go, saying things like, "Thank god it's not Anna [Wintour] or else it would be the end of Vogue forever." and other things like, "Everybody knows she wants to be like Anna [Wintour] and couldn't be, so I'm not surprised she's leaving." Obviously these people know nothing of the industry, and they obviously have never done proper research on Carine.
I'm here to give my opinion, which I do well. Carine was known as the most powerful figure in French Fashion. She is a legend and she took pride in her work. Her styling is superb and she has changed the way people view fashion. Carine herself has said that she never wanted to be an editor, styling was always her passion, so that is why Carine styled most of the shoots within the glossy pages of French Vogue. For people to not see the genius in Carine is to not see the genius within the Vogue family. Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Franca Sozzani, and many others have the power to sell clothes like no other magazine can. They hold the power to make or break a designer, and they have the power to transform clothes into works of art.
Let's take a look at what I think are some of Carine's most memorable editorials from French Vogue
To say that Carine had no talent, would have to be said out of pure envy. Carine will be missed, at least from me. I do wish her a prosperous career wherever she decides to work next.