Unlike her predecessor, French Vogue editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt believes “you can make very strong fashion pictures without shocking.” The editors’ personal styles are also at odds. At a lanky 6 feet, Alt favors a no-nonsense garçonne uniform of slim pants, button-downs, and blazers. Eschewing skirts and dresses, she wears minimal makeup and her hair loose, proving that sometimes simple is best.
Emmanuelle Alt has dressed the same way for years but still always manages to look interesting. Sometime around 2008, she stopped wearing skirts and dresses entirely, instead adopting a uniform of fitted pants (often skinny-fit and cuffed), collared button-down shirts, and blazers. During colder months, she opts for a sensible black puffy jacket or wool peacoat; when it comes to shoes, she'll often wear a strappy heel or ankle boot. Her chic, confident simplicity is a great palette-cleanser.