After ten years, Carine Roitfeld leaves French Vogue to concentrate, in her own words, on personal projects, effective end of January 2011. As Editor-in-Chief of the French edition, she is recognized as one of the best fashion editors in the world. It is said that after Anna Wintour, she has a unique sense for style and young talents. As a former model, Roitfeld started her career as stylist and advisor for Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Tom Ford before being snapped up by publisher Condé Nast International's Chairman, Jonathan Newhouse, in 2001. "It is impossible to overstate Carine's powerful contribution to Vogue and to the fields of fashion and magazine publishing," Newhouse said today. "Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation and advertising and editorial success. Carine will be deeply missed. I am extremely grateful to her for what she has achieved."  A successor will be announced in a couple of weeks.