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Carine Roitfeld to Leave Vogue Paris

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Editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld announced today that she will be stepping down from her position at the magazine to embark on new ventures. Vogue Paris thrived over the ten years that Roitfeld has been presiding, and she, herself has become a fashion icon. Roitfeld claims to have no future endeavors lined up yet; she listed her reason for leaving as a simple desire for change. A former stylist, Roitfeld has mentioned in the past that she never envisioned herself ending up with a career that was so business-oriented. Her successor will have big shoes to fill, as Roitfeld’s contributions to Vogue Paris have been substantial. “Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation and advertising and editorial success and has established itself as one of the most iconic magazines in the world,” Condé Nast CEO, Jonathan Newhouse stated after the announcement. Roitfeld plans to exit upon the completion of the March 2011 issue; it’s still unknown who will take over.

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