The Straits Times
Published on Sep 18, 2012

Vanity Fair magazine to launch French edition


PARIS (AFP) - United States publishing group Conde Nast is set to launch a French version of its iconic magazine Vanity Fair, a senior official has told AFP.

"We're looking at a launch before the summer, we're in the process of setting up the teams," said Mr Xavier Romatet, head of the French affiliate of Conde Nast which also published Vogue, GQ and Glamour.

Vanity Fair, the culture, fashion and currently affairs monthly which sells 1.25 million copies in the United States, is already published in Britain, Italy and Spain.

"There is a need for explanation. We are in a period of rupture, of distrust of the elites, of the media, of intermediary bodies. Vanity Fair will respond to these questions while also providing the pleasure of discovery," said Mr Romatet.