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.