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Kim Kardashian Appears on CR Fashion Book Cover

Kim Kardashian has grabbed the cover spot of the latest CR Fashion Book, the biannual magazine brought to you by Carine Roitfeld. The reality star was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld back in May, so Kardashian is still pregnant in the images.

For a magazine that’s supposed to be ultra stylish and hip, publishing such dated photos seems like a misstep, but no! Roitfeld feels otherwise. “Pregnancy is something that I always love,” she told WWD. “It’s about hope and the future and a new baby.”

Wow.

Anyone attending a baby shower in the near future, please write Roitfeld’s thoughts down. During the party, when there’s a lull in the conversation, stand up and recite the words. You will win the day.

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Carine Roitfeld Named Global Fashion Director for Harper’s Bazaar

Carine Roitfeld is joining Harper’s Bazaar as its global fashion director. Roitfeld currently works on a variety of projects — including her biannual CR Fashion Book — and will continue to do so.

As global fashion director, Roitfeld will work with Stephen Gan, creative director of Harper’s Bazaar, on several stories a year, starting with the March 2013 issue.

“Hearst is the world’s largest publisher of monthly magazines, and we’re always looking for powerful ideas that can play out across the globe,” said David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, in a statement. “Carine is one of the fashion world’s most influential tastemakers and we look forward to seeing what she does with Bazaar. Her contributions will help lead the company to new heights on the creative front.”

Another Peek at Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book

The above is an image housed at CRFashionBook.com, the site for CR Fashion Book, the highly-anticipated forthcoming magazine from Carine Roitfeld.

Our description of the photo: A woman wearing a sheet is being escorted by three people with makeup designed as an obvious homage to BeetlejuiceWWD’s description of the photo: “The spread features model Juliet Ingleby dramatically enveloped in a billowing lavender veil and little else, walking through a cemetery trailed by a trio of black-clad attendants.” The fact that we picked up on the reference to the classic Tim Burton film makes ours better.

CR Fashion Book hits newsstands September 13.

Carine Roitfeld’s New Magazine Unveiled

Carine Roitfeld has finally ended all the mystery revolving around her new magazine. WWD reports that the glossy will be titled CR Fashion Book, sell for $9.95, debut in September and be published by Fashion Media Group LLC. Each issue will carry a theme, such as “obsession,” which we don’t think has anything to do with those creepy Calvin Klein ads back in the 80s, but you never can be too sure.

More details on CR: The debut issue is 288 pages, there will be 50,000 copies printed and Roitfeld has promised to “find new ways to be irreverent” within the book. Also, Fashion Media Group’s founder, Stephen Gan, is officially drunk on Roitfeld Kool-Aid.

“Carine Roitfeld is one of the most talented editors in our industry,” Gan told WWD. “She deserves an editorial platform with which to express herself, and I’m happy to provide one. I hope it will enlighten. I hope it will build bridges not walls.”

If CR ends up merely a magazine full of nice pictures and clothes, someone please check in on Gan, okay?

Carine Roitfeld’s New Magazine is a Fancy Mystery

Carine Roitfeld is launching a new magazine in September, but so far not much is known about it. No one knows the title, what publisher she’s working with (it has been speculated that it will be Visionaire) or who will be helping with the project. However, thanks to WWD, we do have some information straight from the former Vogue Paris editor herself.

Roitfeld told WWD that the magazine will publish twice a year, will look like a book and will feature “fashion with a lot of freedom.”

That certainly narrows it down.

Emmanuelle Alt, Carine Roitfeld at Odds

It’s Fashion Week in the city, and what better way to enter the weekend than with some fashion gossip? Okay, sure there are better ways, like winning the lottery or finding a gallon of Nutella in your cupboard, but just stick with us on this.

The New York Times reported yesterday that Emmanuelle Alt and Carine Roitfeld are no longer speaking to each other. The two worked closely together during Roitfeld’s reign as Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue, but when Roitfeld resigned and Alt took her place, something, apparently went wrong.

Both are refusing to explain why their friendship hasn’t made it past the changes, so expect the rumor mills to really churn some good stuff out.

Despite the rift, they both appear to be moving on. When questioned about her departure, Roitfeld was optimistic, explaining, “I’m very sad, but in a way I’m very happy, too.” Alt similarly commented, “I don’t look back and see clouds anywhere. Carine is someone who needs to be free.”

Emmanuelle Alt Named Editor-in-Chief at Vogue Paris

It looks like the rumors were true. Emmanuelle Alt has been tapped to replace Carine Roitfeld as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris. Alt joined the magazine in 2000, mere months before Roitfeld. Alt had this to say about her new position:

It’s a great honor for me, but also a great pleasure to get to the head of Vogue Paris that I know very well. I will try to develop the incredible potential of Vogue Paris while working with very talented teams.

Alt will work with Deputy Editor Olivier Lalanne, who also oversees the male-targeted Vogue Hommes International.

Okay! Now that the nearly month-long drama has ended, we can all get back to focusing on what really matters: Obama’s toes.

French Vogue Narrows Search For New Editor-In-Chief

Carine Roitfeld turned a few heads last month when she announced that she would be vacating her post as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris.  A WWD report indicates that sources close to the situation believe French Vogue’s fashion director Emmanuelle Alt is the current clubhouse leader to succeed Roitfeld.  One other name in the mix for the editor-in-chief role is Virginie Mouzat, the fashion editor of French newspaper Le Figaro.

Patricia Goldman Communication, the firm that oversees media relations for Condé Nast France, said that no decision has been made on Roitfeld’s successor.  Her replacement is expected to be named next week.

Rumors Swirl About Carine Roitfeld

When French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld stepped down last Friday, she said it was simply “time for something new.” Apparently that’s the new way to say you’ve been fired. Racked.com is reporting that Roitfeld was forced out because of a number of transgressions:

Our sources tell us the magazine’s parent company was unhappy with all the bad press surrounding Roitfeld’s alleged pay-for-play scandals—this year alone—demanding huge sums of money for extracurricular consulting gigs and the enormous, public embarrassment of being banned from Balenciaga last season for abusing her position at Vogue.

Yeah, it’s not pretty. The fastest way to stop this rumor mill from churning is for the magazine to fill Roitfeld’s position and move on, so FishbowlNY’s advice to French Vogue is don’t just stand there, let’s get to it, strike a pose there’s nothing to it.

Carine Roitfeld To Leave French Vogue

Here’s quite a bit of news for the worlds of fashion and publishing alike: Carine Roitfeld today announced her plans to step down as editor in chief of French Vogue this coming January.

It isn’t much of a stretch to say that Roitfeld is currently one of the most influential names in the fashion industry, in one of publishing’s most coveted positions. She took an incredibly hands-on approach to the magazine, often styling shoots herself. Her name also manages to pop up fairly consistently when talk turns to who might eventually take on longtime American Vogue editor Anna Wintour‘s place.

Roitfeld told The New York Times that, after a decade at the magazine’s helm, she is ready to “try something new,” adding that it was best to leave when “everything is good.” As for her future plans, Roitfeld says she has nothing specific for the near future.

Which likely means that Tina Brown has scooped her up as well. Chortle! Je rigole, mes choux. Je rigole.

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