ok, so this one is a bit of a given. she’s six feet tall, sexily androgynous, and has that french ‘je ne sais quoi’ in spades. oh, and by the way, she’s Editor in Chief of French Vogue, which in internationalista terms, is the equivalent of having written either the Bible or On the Road, take your pick.
taking the reins on anything from Carine Roitfeld would be a daunting task indeed. not to mention the magazine that not only reports from the mecca of fashion, but essentially dictates, to us the unworthy acolytes, what to wear, when, and how to wear it. the editorial spreads of French Vogue are hallowed ground for launching the next lust-worthy trend.
these editorial pages are not, however, unfamiliar territory for Alt, who has been styling them for nearly ten years under Roitfeld before taking over herself. shoots styled by Alt bear her hallmark of easy wearability, combined with equal parts street chic and conceptual leaning.
this is largely unsurprising, considering Alt’s personality. essentially, she practices exactly what she preaches in her sartorial choices. She is the poster child for a look which has inspired Balmain and millions of others across the globe, but to her its merely utilitarian chic. She relies on a wardrobe of black skinny jeans, fierce heels, and a well-tailored, fashion-forward blazer. no Brooks Brothers blazers here, merci beaucoup. hhe concocts the perfect combination of blase and unapologetic chic, applicable in nearly every situation, and easily translated worldwide. i ask you, what internationalista, hopping on and off transcontinental flights in search of adventure, could not love that?