Harper's Bazaar appoints Carine Roitfeld as global fashion directorFriday, 12 October 2012
Fashion publication Harper's Bazaar has appointed former
French Vogue editor-in-chief as its global fashion director. Harper's, which is owned by the Hearst publishing group, will see Roitfeld produce a limited amount of editorials for the magazine to run across world wide editions.
David Carey, president, Hearst Magazines, and Duncan Edwards, president and CEO, Hearst Magazines International, stated Roitfeld will collaborate with Stephen Gan, creative director of American Harper's Bazaar, on several fashion stories a year starting in the March 2013 issues of all 26 international editions.
Combined readership across its international platform is more than 11.3 million worldwide.
The special project may include covers of many of the international editions, which Roitfeld, who has recently published the first edition of her new magazine CR Fashion Book, will give her own unique take on the key fashion trends each season.
Edwards commented, "This collaboration marks the first time anything like this has been done and we’re very excited about what Carine will bring to Bazaar editions around the world. She is a visionary in the fashion world and we are so happy to be working with her." Carey said, "Hearst is the world's largest publisher of monthly magazines, and we're always looking for powerful ideas that can play out across the globe. Carine is one of the fashion world’s most influential tastemakers and we look forward to seeing what she does with Bazaar. Her contributions will help lead the company to new heights on the creative front."
"I am thrilled to be contributing to Bazaar, a brand with a rich history of creativity,” said Roitfeld. “Working with Stephen and a roster of talented photographers will be a wonderful collaboration and one that will give these stories a truly global audience."
Roitfeld will continue to work on her various other projects including her newly launched biannual, CR Fashion Book.
Harper's Bazaar launched in 1867 as America's first fashion magazine. In the UK, Harper's is located in London Soho's National Magazine House.