Emmanuelle Alt (born 18 May 1967 in Paris, France) is the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris since February 2011, succeeding Carine Roitfeld. Alt had been fashion director of the magazine from 2000, when Roitfeld assumed the chief editor’s position and hired Alt directly from Mixte magazine.
Alt, who studied at the Assomption-Lübeck school (Institut de l'Assomption) in Paris, has a makeup free youthful appearance and often wears jeans while eschewing dresses and skirts. She is often found dressed in her signature blazers or jackets, paired with skinny jeans and towering heels.
About her intentions for the future content of French Vogue, she has stated: "I don’t think there should be radical changes". And she intends to remain with the magazine’s past stable of photographers, such as David Sims, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber. In July 2013 she declared to Huffingtonpost that "London and Paris are worlds apart".
During Roitfeld’s tenure the publication’s 2010 circulation rose from 100,000 to 140,000, during the global financial crisis. The increase was probably encouraged by the magazine's content — much of it styled by Alt as well as Roitfeld — in a provocative manner that included a great deal of nudity and sadomasochistic appurtenances.
Alt's first issue at the helm was April 2011.
Prior to Mixte, she held positions at French ELLE (starting in 1984, she was only 17 years old) and then at 20 Ans where she became the editor-in-chief in 1993. Her annual salary at French Vogue is about $300,000 compared to the yearly $2-million (in 2005) of her counterpart, American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. However, the circulation of the American edition at 1 million-plus dwarfs that of the French edition of the publication.
Alt has two children, Antonin and Françoise, who were 13 and 6 years old when Alt assumed her new position. Her husband, also in the fashion business, is Franck Durand, the artistic director of Isabel Marant. Her mother, Françoise, was a Lanvin and Nina Ricci model in the 1960s and '70s.