Emmanuelle Alt has been named the successor to Carine Roitfeld, who announced her departure as editor-in-chief of French Vogue right before the holidays. Alt, the magazine's fashion director, was the favored choice in the rumors leading up to the announcement and will be the second stylist in a row to helm the title. Condé Nast France president Xavier Romatet made the announcement in a press conference today, noting that in her new role, Alt will have to use ... the Internet:
"I give her full confidence to embody and lead this demanding brand and to let is live in all of its different dimensions — including digitally."
Alt begins her new job on February 1, and she says she is thrilled. Roitfeld has said she's been in the office working on the March issue.