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Carine Roitfeld, the influential editor of Paris Vogue announced today she is resigning to pursue personal projects. Roitfeld is a fashion icon known for her fierce style and in her 10 years as editor-in-chief made Paris Vogue one of the most cutting edge titles in fashion. A trend setter and the undisputed star of the front row at fashion week, the news about Roitfeld’s departure was made today on the Paris Vogue website.


Roitfeld is leaving to pursue personal projects, reports Vogue UK. In a telephone interview with the New York Times’ Cathy Horyn, Roitfeld explained: “It’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine. I think it’s time to do something different.”

A former model, Carine Roitfeld worked as as stylist and muse to designer Tom Ford when he was at Gucci and YSL and they remain close personal friends.

Fresh on the heels of launching his first women’s collection, Tom Ford guest edited Paris Vogue’s December 2010 issue. Already the rumors are flying that Carine will join forces with Ford when she leaves Paris Vogue in January 2011. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

PARIS VOGUE December 2010 Tom Ford

Carine Roitfeld steps down from Vogue Paris (London Telegraph)
Carine Roitfeld Resigns Paris Vogue (Gardian UK)
In Praise of Carine Roitfeld (Gardian UK)
Will Carine Roitfeld Buddy Up with Tom Ford? (NY Mag – The Cut)

WWD.COM is reporting that Tom Ford will give a glimpse of his first signature women’s designs during New York Fashion Week at a cocktail he’s hosting the evening of Sept. 12. It is understood the first full collection — spanning ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and jewelry — will be shown to the trade in January for June delivery. A Ford spokeswoman confirmed “a small cocktail party” but declined to give other details.tom-ford-designer

The new iPad app that is getting alot of buzz is the Flipboard. It links up multiple pages and integrates social media and peer to peer marketing. Flipboard turns your iPad into a magazine and is a fast, beautiful way to flip through news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch the video for the demo and go to iTunes and download it for free.

According to the Daily Mail, Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home today, the result of an apparent suicide.

According to BBC News, paramedics called to his home in Mayfair pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious. According to the Daily Mail the celebrated designer had been depressed since the death of his beloved mother Joyce on February 2nd.

A statement released by Alexander McQueen’s London office, referring to the designer by his given first name, Lee – read:

On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family. Lee’s family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.”