Conde Nast Accused Of Sabotaging Carine Roitfeld
27th OF September 2012
Carine Roitfeld left French Vogue under a severe cloud.
And now Conde Nast, the publisher of Vogue, seems to be taking their revenge on their ex-editor, if the New York Times is to be believed.
Conde Nast has announced it will launch a French version of its major title Vanity Fair - but its timing is, to some commentators, suspicious.
They've chosen to announce the French version ages before it will debut - and right as hype for Roitfeld's new magazine, CR Fashion Book, is reaching fever pitch.
CR Fashion Book has been all over the fashion pages, with its Kate Upton editorials and incredible photographers. Roitfeld is pulling out all the stops, and all her contacts from her Vogue days.
However, the excitement over a French Vanity Fair might have been calculated to overshadow her big first edition, due out soon.
Her new magazine was "surely a trigger" for Conde Nast's scene-stealing announcement, a French journalist told the New York Times.
Conde Nast denies it, but Roitfeld certainly burnt her bridges with Vogue - she called it 'a golden cage' in the press.
The magazine world is cutthroat, and the attention of the public and of advertisers is key to a magazine's success.
However, other fashion commentators say the Vogue-Roitfeld feud is 'long over', and that Conde Nast has better things to do.
What do you think - suspicious timing, or a coincidence?
Image: CR Fashion Book.