Carine Roitfeld joins Harper’s Bazaar as global fashion directorThe former editor of Vogue Paris has been snapped up by Hearst magazines to direct fashion editorials across its global fashion imprint Harper’s Bazaar.

Carine Roitfeld, the first lady of Parisian high fashion, left her previous role as editor in chief at French Vogue in January 2011.

During Roitfeld’s reign the publication went from strength to strength, praised by critics for daring content and popular with consumers (in 2010 circulation rose from 100,000 to 140,000). When Roitfeld departed, Condé Nast chose to promote internally, and replaced her with Emmanuelle Alt, previously fashion director at the magazine.

In the intervening period Roitfeld has published her CR Fashion Book, and worked with Karl Lagerfeld, styling the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Chanel campaigns.

Carine Roitfeld will work alongside Stephen Gan, founder of V Magazine, and creative director of Harper’s Bazaar in the United States. “I am thrilled to be contributing to BAZAAR, a brand with a rich history of creativity,” said Roitfeld. “Working with Stephen and a roster of talented photographers will be a wonderful collaboration and one that will give these stories a truly global audience,” she added. 

The first fruits of the collaboration will be seen in the March 2013 issues of the magazine. The 26 international editions of Harper’s Bazaar have a combined audience of more than 11.3 million readers worldwide.