Sacre bleu! Paris Vogue will no longer feature the City of Light’s name in its title, prompting one French newspaper to come out swinging against Conde Nast exec Anna Wintour.
Wintour, the Global Chief Content Officer for Conde Nast and the Global Editorial Director of Vogue “Paris,” decided on the title change in a bid to streamline operations for the international issues of the magazine.
The editors of the legendary Le Figaro newspaper wrote an op-ed scorching Wintour, her editorial decisions and her bowing to Woke-ism after it was announced the word “Paris” will not appear in the next issue, starting Nov. 4.
“This graphic suppression is accompanied by an editorial, even ideological shift, and a massive social plan,” the paper noted, before taking aim at Wintour and Conde Nast’s woeful economic history.
“The colossal losses of the publisher Condé Nast in recent years ($100 million dollars in 2020 for the American division alone) against the backdrop of the digital transformation of the sector have led it to a new strategy of ‘sharing of content‘ for all its newspapers international including Vogue , GQ and Vanity Fair,” the oped notes.
The editorial went on to claim Vogue Paris is in danger of “losing its soul” as Wintour pushes “American woke values” onto the publication to try and help its tumbling circulation numbers – and that Vogue has “wiped Paris off the map.”
Condé Nast is unduly influenced by influencers, social media activism, and campaigns, Le Figaro lamented.
Last month, Conde Nast replaced Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, Emmanuelle Alt, who had edited the magazine for a decade, with Wintour acolyte Eugénie Trochu — a move that Wintour has replicated several times over in her years as the company’s head of content, with mixed results.
Either way, we can’t wait for the next Paris Fashion Week!