Carine Roitfeld Joins Harpers Bazaar
16th OF October 2012
RESCU's been following Carine Roitfeld ever since she quit French Vogue in a cloud of indignation last year.
Her moves ever since have been scandalous all the way.
First she's set up her own rival magazine, CR Fashion Book, with a pedigree to die for - and poached all the best models, photographers and writers in the business to work for it.
Now she's going in for more revenge, with a new posting at Harper's Bazaar, an arch-enemy of the Vogue empire.
Why are they enemies? They're owned by rival companies, of course. Vogues worldwide are funded by Conde Nast, while Harper's Bazaar is owned by media magnate Hearst.
So far, so business - but Roitfeld's not going to be alone at Harper's.
She's the Global Fashion Director, and she's been appointed by the head of Harper's Bazaar itself, Stephen Gen. They're old friends, and are teaming up to show Vogue just what they can do.
It's a big move - Roitfeld's work will be in every worldwide edition of Harper's Bazaar in 26 countries, as opposed to her Vogue Paris rule.
We're betting Conde Nast will say the feud is long over - but Roitfeld, at least, seems to be burning her bridges. Isn't fashion gossip delicious.
Image: Carine Roitfeld.