I Want To Be An Alt

Kellina de Boer

Paul Kolyer

Heather Dunhill

Kamila Brudzynska
Bernie Rothschild

Coups de cœur de Alt
Galerie de Alt
Armoire de Alt
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Vogue Paris

Vogue Hommes

Vogue Paris Collections


IWTBAA Black Tee

IWTBAA White Mug

IWTBAA White Tee

I Want To Be A Roitfeld

I Want To Be A Battaglia

I Want To Be A Coppola


Chloé: Attitudes
By Sarah Mower


Jane & Serge
By Andrew Birkin


Loulou de la Falaise
By Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni


Halston: Inventing American Fashion
By Lesley Frowick


Dries van Noten
By Pamela Golbin


A Denim Story
By Emily Current, Meritt Elliott, Hilary Walsh 


Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka
By Johnny Moncada


Draw Blood for Proof
By Mario Sorrenti


Diana Vreeland Memos:
The Vogue Years

By Alexander Vreeland


Vogue Paris 2013 Calendar Part 2

While I am happy that Emmanuelle Alt decided to revive the tradition of the Vogue Paris calendar, I am not exactly thrilled that she chose to recycle the images from past issues of the magazine. Five are by Mario Sorrenti, three by Mikael Jansson, two by Inez & Vinoodh, and one each by Hedi Slimane and Mert & Marcus. The full list of images is below along with the original source for each. What do you think? Do you like the 2013 Vogue Paris calendar?

Daria Werbowy by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Vogue Paris April 2006

Anja Rubik by Hedi Slimane
Vogue Paris April 2010

Raquel Zimmermann by Mikael Jansson
Vogue Paris April 2006

Lara Stone by Mario Sorrenti
Vogue Paris May 2008

Kate Moss by Mario Sorrenti
Vogue Hommes International Spring/Summer 2010

Sasha Pivovarova by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Vogue Paris October 2011

Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti
Vogue Paris May 2010

Gisele Bundchen by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Vogue Paris June/July 2012

Missy Rayder by Mikael Jansson
Vogue Paris April 2007

Aymeline Valade by Mario Sorrenti
Vogue Paris August 2012

Missy Rayder and Diana Dondoe by Mikael Jansson
Vogue Paris November 2006

Isabeli Fontana by Mario Sorrenti
Vogue Paris August 2012

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Vogue Paris 2013 Calendar images © 2013 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Vogue Paris: Carla En Privé

Vogue Paris: Carla en privé
By Kate Ringo Suzuki

This month in Vogue Paris, Carla Bruni gives us the grand house tour in the editorial "Carla en privé." We get an intimate look into what it's like to live like a supermodel cum successful musician and one-time Midnight in Paris actress (she was the sexy tour guide).

We catch a glimpse of her bookshelf. Where most of us would have clumsy snapshots pinned haphazardly, Carla has gorgeous black and white shots of herself and assorted beautiful people. I wonder if Vogue Paris stylists didn’t rearrange her pictures to look artfully haphazard? Chicly mussed?

From the looks of it, Carla will never run out of guitars. Lucky for her! The studio looks cozy. It lets in a lot of light. Breathe. A moment of silence.

Next we see assorted pictures of people who inspire her. Okay, now we’re cookin! This is where I start to wake up! We see a picture of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe — are they artists? No… they’re Just Kids. It’s like I just downed an espresso. Carla likes Patti Smith? I read Just Kids last month… it was so good it made me cry!

We also see a picture of a young Isabella Rossellini. YES! (I have a signed copy of her book, Some of Me, from way back. I’m a silly, giggly fan of hers.) Maybe I’ll tell you the story one day. But I digress…

The pièce de résistance — posters of the Beatles and Bob Dylan. What’s not to like?

More from Vogue Paris December 2012/January 2013

Vogue Paris: Christy
By Heather Dunhill

Vogue Paris: Emmanuelle
By Richard James

Vogue Paris: Helena
By Bernie Rothschild

Vogue Paris: Les Sept Vies De Carla Bruni
By Kamila Brudzynska

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Vogue Paris editorial image © 2012 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Emmanuelle Alt: On The Road

Taking its name from a Jack Kerouac novel, the editorial "On the Road" is a weird sort of Easy Rider meets Mad Max tribute. In these images styled by Emmanuelle Alt for the Fall/Winter 2009 issue of Vogue Hommes International, denim, leather, and biker attitude reign supreme while Mario Sorrenti photographs Eniko Mihalik and Patrick Petitjean riding a motorcycle down an endless dirt path. There doesn't seem to be much of a story to the hippy duo's getaway, more like a road to nowhere…

For more of the Fall/Winter 2009 issue of Vogue Hommes International, see Carine Roitfeld's "Plaisir Solitaire."

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Vogue Hommes International editorial images © 2009 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved


Vogue Paris February 2013: Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich is Emmanuelle Alt's choice for the February cover of Vogue Paris, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin against the Manhattan skyline. Milla epitomizes effortless cool, posing in Saint Laurent Paris by Hedi Slimane, the first of 66 looks for the issue. Vogue Paris also speaks with Balenciaga's new creative director, Alexander Wang. The issue hits newsstands on 23 January.

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Vogue Paris February 2013 cover photograph by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin © 2013 Condé Nast.


Emmanuelle Alt Models For Jean Paul Gaultier

Emmanuelle Alt Models For Jean Paul Gaultier
By Richard James

While legendary in the front row for her illustrious reign as one of the most influential tastemakers in Paris, Emmanuelle Alt's career has not only stretched across her time at French ELLE, Mixte, 20 Ans, and now Vogue Paris, the one time George Michael impersonator was once also a model and understandably so with her long legs, high cheekbones, warm smile, and perfect skin presumably inherited from her mother, Françoise, herself a Lanvin and Nina Ricci model in the 1960s and '70s.

After Françoise Alt retired from the catwalk, she would accompany her daughter to shows during the same period that Emmanuelle started as a fashion assistant at ELLE France. Emmanuelle remembers this time: "When she stopped modeling, we would go to fashion shows together. My first was Jean Paul Gaultier, when I was 19. It was crazy. I loved it." Her first show with her mother was the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 1986 collection at Porte de la Villette. The excitement and craziness of the atmosphere was a delight to a young Emmanuelle who in a previous interview with The Telegraph thought it was "Really funny!" being swept up in the fun and amusement of any Jean Paul Gaultier show.

Emmanuelle's time on the catwalk was short lived but involved walking for the man who since her early teens provided fun, entertainment, and influence. At the age of 27, Emmanuelle walked in the show for the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 1994 collection, "The Grand Voyage," widely considered one of the best ever shows by the designer. In this rare archival footage, Emmanuelle is seen on the catwalk with some of the most iconic models of our time, some of which now at Vogue Paris she has forged both professional and personal relationships with such as Kate Moss and Carla Bruni.

I've always felt that a relation can be made between that early influence of Gaultier's work and the work of Emmanuelle, her vision androgynous and her attitude awesomely French, you can see just how a relationship can be forged between the two iconic Parisians. Emmanuelle considers the 1980s "the era of Jean Paul Gaultier" in the days "with real production values and amazing sets" which can be regarded as a thing of the past in the days of theatrics and experimentation, Jean Paul Gaultier is one of the last greats whose shows remain Fun and Theatrical.

Emmanuelle Alt shares her thoughts on the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2007 collection

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Emmanuelle Alt et al images courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier and Fashion Spot.