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Chloé: Attitudes
By Sarah Mower


Jane & Serge
By Andrew Birkin


Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People
By Hamish Bowles


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: L’Intelligence Du Bonheur

Vogue Paris: L’Intelligence Du Bonheur
By Paul Kolyer

Before the Février onslaught of spring trends and pop celebrity covers, take in the palate cleansing master class in French style de la Fressange… Emmanuelle Alt gives the 57-year-old mother of two the honored invitation to guest edit the December/January issue of Vogue Paris! Perhaps Ms. Alt has taken in mind my IWTBAA article “Vogue Paris In Black, White, And Red” for the dual covers…


The issue is dedicated to the late great Oscar de la Renta.

Ines is the daughter of the Marquis de la Fressange and a member of the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. This issue is packed with her personal photos, her passions, a three-page beauty spread, interview, and editorials in homage to Ines' style. Emmanuelle Alt and Davis Sims catch a quirky side of Ines in black-and-white, in "this minute"classics from Lanvin and Chanel.

Mario Sorrenti and Suzanne Koller evoke more style d'Ines with svelte Grace Hartzel. Basics like white jeans, mens’ shirts, tailored jackets, and trench coats are wardrobe workhorses everywhere.

Anastasia Barbieri and Alasdair McLellan give a nod to Ines' noble birth with "Noblesse Oblige.” Saskia de Brauw wears French style must-haves like the beret, Chanel style suit, navy overcoat, statement jewels, lace jacket, and white blouses.

Celebrity offspring are modeling everywhere and Ines' daughter Violette stars in the “Miss Vogue” layout styled by Geraldine Saglio. She looks charming in versatile cozy separates.

I look forward to photographer Giampaolo Sgura's work in Vogue Paris, his star is on the rise! His "Cadeaux" feature should have broken the internet, it was on every fashion Facebook page! Claire Dhelens and Célia Azoulay have created incredible designer dolls, complete with accessories and memorable packaging.

The envy of the month highlights the iconic Roger Vivier square toe buckle ballerines. Images of Yves come to mind, and one cannot get much chicer than that! Like he said, "Fashion fades, style is eternal." Now on to the spring 2015 collections!

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Vogue Paris editorial images © 2015 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Vogue Paris February 2015: Anna Ewers

From the Vogue Paris web site... 

Photographiée par David Sims, Anna Ewers incarne le nouveau visage de Vogue. Une édition repensée, pour ce premier numéro de la saison qui met en lumière toutes les tendances mode du printemps-été 2015, à découvrir en kiosque le 22 janvier prochain.

"À l’occasion de son premier numéro printemps-été 2015, Vogue se refait une beauté. C’est une tradition dans l’histoire du plus prestigieux des magazines de mode de repenser sa forme, de bouleverser ses contours pour mieux mettre en lumière ce qui fait sa force de caractère : son point de vue unique et subjectif sur la mode, son ADN luxe, son expertise beauté, son goût de l’audace, ses partis pris culturels, et les stars bien sûr saisies dans Vogue comme nulle part ailleurs…" écrit Emmanuelle Alt, rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris, dans l’édito du numéro de février 2015. En couverture de cette édition fraîchement repensée par un nouveau duo de directeurs artistiques, Pierre Consorti et Zachary Ohlman, Anna Ewers fait vibrer les envies mode du printemps-été 2015. Une série signée David Sims, complice de ce numéro, qui dessine en 88 looks le visage d’une nouvelle allure bien dans l’air du temps. Regard tourné vers le passé avec un hommage émouvant rendu à Oscar de la Renta, mais également vers les étoiles de demain  — Lizzy Caplan et Ryan Gosling sur les écrans, les premiers pas de Jonathan Anderson chez Loewe…  pour voyager en bonne compagnie vers une nouvelle ère inspirante.

Vogue Paris n°954, en kiosque le 22 janvier

Shot by David Sims, Anna Ewers is the face of the new-look Vogue Paris, in our Spring/Summer 2015 fashion issue, out January 22.

"Vogue has had a facelift for its first Spring/Summer 2015 issue. In the history of all of the most prestigious fashion magazines, it's a tradition re-think form, to shake things up in order to better highlight our strength of character: a unique and subjective angle on fashion, our luxury DNA, beauty expertise, bold approach, cultural choices, and of course, the stars we represent on the cover like noone else." writes Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt, in her February 2015 editorial. To cover the first of our new-look issues, developed by two new art directors on the Vogue team, Pierre Consorti and Zachary Ohlman, Anna Ewers rocks Spring/Summer 2015 fashion shot by this issue's guest photographer David Sims, who captured the new season in 88 looks that translate the feeling right now. We look back, with a moving tribute to Oscar de la Renta, but also forward, to big names of tomorrow like Lizzy Caplan, screen star Ryan Gosling, and Jonathan Anderson's first steps at Loewe. Let Vogue Paris be your guide, as we enter an inspiring new fashion era.

Vogue Paris n°954, out January 22

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Joyeux Noël From I Want To Be An Alt

Joyeux noël to you, dear reader, from all of us at I Want To Be An Alt! Special thanks to Paul Kolyer for his charming illustration of Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt and her puppy featured here in celebration of the holidays. I love the spirit of Emmanuelle that Paul has captured with his pencil strokes — somewhat sassy, a bit sweet, but totally chic.

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Emmanuelle Alt illustration © 2014 Paul Kolyer. All Rights Reserved.


Louis Vuitton X Vogue Paris

Louis Vuitton X Vogue Paris
By Paul Kolyer

A great gift this season would be Rizzoli's Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography edited by Michel Mallard. It features the editorials of Vogue Paris fashion editors through 1999 to the present. I am biased but I love their work the most! In the foreword by Martin Harrison, he states: "The photograph has to a large extent replaced the diary. If the fashion photograph is generally considered to provide a highly specialized record of society, it nonetheless addresses with some acuity our dreams and desires, as well as our appearance." I like to think this applies to Kellina de Boer's IWTBAA, IWTBAB, and IWTBAR, in that the fashion editor has stepped to the front of the camera and captured our dreams and desires with their own real life personal style. We can "have our cake and eat it too" by enjoying their photographic stylings as fashion fantasy and aspiration, and relish real life glimpses of their street and event clothes, worn with modern elegance and ease! The obsession with style never goes out of style, and what fun it is,"the icing on our cake"!

Anastasia Barbieri and Mikael Jansson, 2011

Emmanuelle Alt, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin, 2011

Carine Roitfeld and François Nars, 2009

Carine Roitfeld and David Sims, 2009

Ludivine Poiblanc and Terry Richardson, 2004

Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino, 1999

Emmanuelle Alt and Mario Sorrenti, 2011

Emmanuelle Alt, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin, 2012

Célia Azoulay and David Bellemere, 2013

Emmanuelle Alt, Mert Alas, and Marcus Piggott, 2014

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Vogue Paris editorial images © 1999–2014 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Mario Sorrenti For Vogue Paris

Mario Sorrenti For Vogue Paris and Vogue Hommes
By Paul Kolyer

Vogue Hommes Fashion Director/Vogue Paris Fashion Editor Anastasia Barbieri styles hot French actor Louis Garrel for the Fall 2014 Vogue Hommes cover shoot. Mario Sorrenti photographs Garrel for this issue with the theme "Surrender to the fever of the night."

As stated in the Vogue Hommes Guest List page, "Every time he makes an appearance in the magazine, the experience is a memorable one. When we talked to him about Louis Garrel, Sorrenti, whose Italian origins have surely honed his taste for all things European, he agreed immediately. He was won over by the young actor"s 'New Wave' profile, uncompromising choice of films, and the plaudits for his performance in the latest film on Saint Laurent. The photo shoot in a ramshackle house in the Paris suburbs highlights Louis Garrel's magnetic, twilight beauty."

Mario Sorrenti works so well with the Vogue Paris crew, and when he teams with Emmanuelle Alt the outcome is spectacular. The Vogue Hommes Guest List page says, "Emmanuelle Alt is a regular contributor to Vogue Hommes. As Fashion Director of Vogue Paris, this willowy Parisian, with her lively wit, deftly guided the costume choices of Mario Sorrenti, whose long-time helper she is. And what does Emmanuelle Alt see a sex symbol wearing? 'Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a T-shirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it's just right, when you don't see the effort, it's irresistible.'" I leave you with a few more of the self-portraits of Mario, styled by Emmanuelle Alt for the Vogue Hommes Spring/Summer 2009 issue.

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