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Edited by on January 10 2011 at 9:32 PM

The personal style of the Editor-in-Chief becomes the backbone of a magazine. With Carine Roitfeld out, and Emmanuelle Alt named the new EIC of French Vogue, how will her difference in style evolve the publication? By examining the details in the contrast, perhaps we can predict how Vogue Paris may change.

Style Wars: Emmanuelle Alt Vs. Carine Roitfeld

Emmanuelle has a practical way of dress. Her minimalist leanings often put her in jeans, tee, bold shouldered jackets, and black boots. The effect is long, lean and handsome. She holds an air of Rive Gauche bohème; a refined grunge. She sticks to her basics at the base, revolving punch in the outer layers.

Style Wars: Emmanuelle Alt Vs. Carine Roitfeld

Across the Rive, Carine Roitfeld lives in chic little dresses, scant a pant in sight. She tries it all and all works on her. She breathes an aura of propriety, even in a lace top and hello bra. She’s a sleek trend adventurer, a chameleon, who suits herself quite well in the fine Editor’s uniform (á la the fourth look below).

Style Wars: Emmanuelle Alt Vs. Carine Roitfeld

Emmanuelle has been the Fashion Director for as long as Carine was EIC, that’s a decade of work together. Will Alt’s pared down edge influence Vogue to her stylistic point of view as she sees for herself? Or will she continue to style as she did under Roitfeld’s more progressive vision? We shall wait with bated breath for Alt’s first issue to find out.

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Story by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.