>> Carine Roitfeld is set to return to the magazine industry later this year — and while she isn't saying too much about what her new book will look like, she did reveal a few bits of information that confirm it will be very, very different from French Vogue.
Roitfeld told WWD that she was leaving an assortment of Chanel parties in Tokyo to head back to New York to work on the new title. While she didn't say what the name of her publication will be, she did say that the first issue will come out in September and that the magazine will only be published twice a year. Roitfeld also said that it would look more like a book than a regular glossy, and that it won't have a traditional "front of the book" section. The focus of her pages will be "fashion with a lot of freedom."
These clues lend credence to the rumor, reported by Grazia this week, that Roitfeld is working with the publishing house that produces Visionaire (the annual art and fashion album), V Magazine, and V Man. Since leaving her post as editor in chief of French Vogue in 2010, Roitfeld has collaborated on projects for V, and WWD reported last month that she'd been "seen a lot in the company’s offices recently."