Plenty has been written about Emmanuelle Alt’s (one of my favorite fashion icons) imitable rocker chic french style. What I admire most about Emmanuelle’s style is that she knows exactly what it is and sticks to it. She doesn’t jump on board every new trend, she is discriminative and always original.
Alt started her career in fashion at a young age when in 1986 she joined 20 Ans magazine – becoming fashion editor-in-chief in 1993. She then moved on to become fashion editor-in-chief of Mixte magazine in 1998. After 2 years at the helm of Mixte, Vogue Paris beckoned and she took a position as a fashion editor. In February 2011, following the departure of Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle took over as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris.
Emmanuelle’s style relies on quality basics - skinny cropped jeans (in various colors), leather pants, over sized shirts, luxury tees, fitted blazers and amazing high heels. I would love to have just one peek, at what must be a stunning shoe collection. When asked about her style, she had this to say, “I like vintage. Balmain. Givenchy. Chanel. I love jeans. And I wear a lot of it – on the other hand I hardly wear skirts “.
Since she said it best, I’ll leave you with Carla Bruni-Sarkoz’ thoughts on Alt’s impeccable style, “Emmanuelle has an unaffected way to be feminine; She doesn’t wear makeup, wears little jewelry, hasn’t had surgery. She reflects how Frenchwomen are feeling—simplicity is the state we all want to be in.”