Arnaud de Contades (France) Anne Fulenwider (U.S.) Marie O'Riordan (UK) Jackie Frank (Australia) Neena Haridas (India)
411,149 (France) 969,965 (USA) 227,729 (UK)
Groupe Marie Claire (France) Hearst (U.S.) Time Inc. UK (UK)
1937; 80 years ago (1937)
Marie Claire is an international monthly magazine for women. First published in France in 1937, various editions are published in many countries and languages. The United States edition focuses on women around the world and several global issues. Marie Claire magazine also covers health, beauty, and fashion topics.
Marie Claire was founded by Jean Prouvost and Marcelle Auclair. Its first issue appeared in 1937, and it was distributed each Wednesday. In 1976, Prouvost retired and his daughter Évelyne took over the magazine and added L'Oréal Group to the company.
One of the earliest international editions of Marie Claire is its German edition, which was launched in 1982. The U.S. edition of the magazine was started by the Hearst Corporation, based in New York City, in 1994. Hearst has branch offices in France, Italy, and several locations in the United States such as Detroit, the West Coast, New England, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the Southeast. The Esquire Network reality television series Running In Heels follows three interns working in the NYC office of the magazine. Marie Claire UK is part of Time Inc. UK. In 2006, it launched its website with segments on daily news, catwalk show, photographs and reports, fashion and beauty, buys of the day, daily horoscopes, and competitions. In Australia, Marie Claire magazine is part of Pacific Magazines, the magazine publishing arm of television network Seven. The Marie Claire website provides daily fashion, beauty, and lifestyle news to Yahoo!7.
Marie Claire has also Arabic editions which are published in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Japanese-language edition of Marie Claire, first published in 1982, was the first international edition published in a non-French speaking territory, as well as the first non-European edition, although it ceased publication after the 9 September issue went on sale in July 2009, due partly to the economic downturn. International editions of Marie Claire have also been discontinued in Estonia (published between 2007 and 2010), Germany (closed in 2003), India, Philippines, and Poland. Following a relaunch, since 2012, Marie Claire has been published in Japan under the name Marie Claire Style. This new format is offered as a free supplement in the Yomiuri Shimbun and distributed in wealthy suburbs of Japan. The magazine has now been made available at subway kiosks for a cover price of 200 yen. In 2010, an Indonesian edition was launched. Currently, Marie Claire publishes editions in over 35 countries on 5 continents.