Hearst Magazines has named Carine Roitfeld the global fashion director for Harper’s Bazaar. This move ramps up the rivalry between the former editrix of French Vogue and Condé Nast. Ms. Roitfeld, who was once seen as a possible successor to Anna Wintour, abruptly left Condé Nast in 2010.
Ms. Roitfeld introduced her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, just last month and will continue to put out the biannual magazine, which is published by Fashion Media Group, the company behind Visionaire and V magazines.
Hearst said her collaboration “may include covers of many of Harper’s Bazaar’s international editions.”
“This collaboration marks the first time anything like this has been done, and we’re very excited about what Carine will bring to Bazaar editions around the world,” said Duncan Edwards, the president and chief executive of Hearst Magazines International, in a statement.
In an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Edwards described Ms. Roitfeld’s new role “as similar to that of a syndicated columnist.” Ms. Roitfeld will write stories that are included in multiple international editions of Bazaar but will be “independent and separate to the rest of the magazine,” Mr. Edwards told the Times.