“In a surprise move, Carine Roitfeld said Friday she will step down as editor in chief of French Vogue at the end of January. “It’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine,” Ms. Roitfeld, one of the most influential editors in the fashion business, said in a telephone interview. “I think it’s time to do something different.” She informed Jonathan Newhouse, the chief executive of Conde Nast International, that she wished to pursue other projects. “I have no problem with Jonathan, and he understood me very well,” Ms. Roitfeld said of her ideas for the magazine, which featured bold photography and expressed a cool, physical, erotic fashion ideal.” – from NYTimes

“”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, advertising and editorial success,” said Jonathan Newhouse, ceo of Condé Nast International. “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.”” – from Vogue.com