Surprise exits are always suspect. Racked is reporting that editor in chief of French Vogue Carine Roitfled was fired ,after a decade at the top of the French glossy. From Racked.com :
“It appears that the Conde Nast-Carine Roitfeld fall-out was a long time coming. Our sources tell us the magazine’s parent company was unhappy with all the bad press surrounding Roitfeld’s alleged pay-for-play scandals—this year, alone—demanding huge sums of money for extracurricular consulting gigs and the enormous, public embarrassment of being banned from Balenciaga last season for abusing her position at Vogue. In the latter case, Roitfeld allegedly borrowed Balenciaga preview pieces and sent them to her client, Max Mara, to copy—”It wasn’t the first time,” one source tells us. “One [Balenciaga] precollection ended up, in its entirety, at Max Mara.”The last straw came this month when LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault allegedly threatened Conde Nast International Chairman Jonathan Newhouse with the removal of all LVMH ads from the next issue of Vogue Paris.”
Not sure if we buy it though. Thoughts???