Can't we all just get along? The New York Times reports that former French Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld and her successor Emmanuelle Alt aren't talking to each other. The pair were very close during Roitfeld's ten-year tenure at the glossy and even worked together in the '90s at 20ans magazine. And since the big shake-up, Alt has said she really doesn't want to change the magazine very much. So what gives?
What happened to Ms. Roitfeld was this: she offered to resign, according to several individuals close to the matter. She was frequently absent from the office, on shoots, and when the issue of her management came to a head, she offered to resign. She may have been bluffing, hoping she would be asked to stay, but her resignation was accepted.
Her friendship with Ms. Alt did not survive, however. Both women said they were no longer speaking. Neither would reveal the reasons.
A few days later at the Café de Flore, Ms. Alt, as candid as she is unfazed, said: "I don't look back and see clouds anywhere. Carine is someone who needs to be free. She's the rebel of the class. She hates authority. She dealt with it for years but. ..."
But what, Emm? Maybe a feud was inevitable but we hope they work it out stat. We hate it when our two fashionable mamans fight.
Read the rest at the Times.