Vogue Paris first appeared almost a century ago.
It was notably edited from 1929 to 1954 by Michel de Brunhoff, brother to the better-known Jean de Brunhoff who authored the Babar books. His successor, Edmonde Charles-Roux, published a landmark ready to wear issue in 1956, highlighting wider shifts in the industry from couture to prêt-à-porter. Further innovation took place under Francine Crescent (1968-87) who gave more stage space to photographers, promoting and indulging the preferences of masters such as Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton. Their influence later gave way to the likes of Steven Meisel and Peter Lindbergh who flourished under the editorship of Colombe Pringle, although the magazine's circulation began to shrink. The controversial six-year reign of the American Joan Juliet Buck restored the numbers although the magazine's place and identity came into question. Carinne Rotfield (2001-11) oversaw a redesign of Vogue and a more confrontational approach which, if again not to all tastes, significantly restored the magazine's circulation and standing. The current editor is the magazine's former fashion director Emmanualle Alt.