According to WWD, French Vogue is getting a major makeover starting with its September issue, which will be available August 23. The article notes that it will feature, “a cleaner, airier design, with remodeled typography and the use of a craft-paper-like brown background — both of which hark back to its look in the Sixties and Seventies.” More specifically, they will be focusing on their identity and Parisian-ness.
“All the other Vogues carry a country name. Vogue Paris is the only one to carry the name of a city,” Editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt told WWD. “Everyone fantasizes about Paris. It’s the concept of the ‘Parisienne.’ The ‘Parisienne’ is a girl who makes people dream worldwide, rightly or wrongly, a girl who represents a particular style, a taste, an allure.”
Another notable addition includes a fashion opinion column penned by fashion photographer/illustrator blogger Garance Doré.
Starting with this upcoming September issue, she will contribute a two-page feature called “Humeur” (“Mood”) with her view on a fashion-related topic, alongside the blogger’s own illustrations.
Doré has been known to cross mediums, she's been experimenting with video, and has worked with many editors and brands — but what do you think about a “top tier” fashion blogger having a column in a print magazine (especially one like French Vogue)?
[Image credit: The Sartorialist]