The first edition was published on June 15, 1920. It was created by Condé Montrose Nast in a series of editions starting in Europe. He began in Britain, which became Vogue UK in 1916, then the spanish edition, Vogue Spain, and finally Vogue Paris and Vogue Italia in 1920, where it became huge successes.
Michel de Brunhoff
Between the years of 1929 and 1954, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris was Michel de Brunhoff, who resigned and handed his position over to Edmonde Charles-Roux.
Edmonde Charles-Roux was the second editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris and succeeded year 1954. She was the first woman to do so. Charles-Roux was a great supporter of Christian Dior's New Look. In August 1956, the magazine published a special issue on prêt-à-porter, or ready-to-wear, signaling a shift in the change of making of fashion, from couture to prêt-à-porter.
Edmonde Charles-Roux departed from Vogue Paris in 1966, after a conflict about her wish for a black woman on the cover of the magazine.
In 1968, the third editor-in-chief stepped in, and it was Francine Crescent. Under her leadership, the magazine became the global leader within fashion photography. Crescent let the two lead photographers of the magazine, Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, do as they wanted within the creative work. Because of that, Newton and Bourdin has greatly influenced image of womanhood in the late 20th Century.
However, by the late 1980s, the star power of Newton and Bourdin faded and the magazine lost it's place as the leading magazine in fashion, which caused Francine Crescent to leave Vogue Paris.
The one to replace Francine Crescent as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris in 1987, was Colombe Pringle. Under the careful watch of Pringle, the magazine employed new photographers, such as Steven Meisel and Peter Lindbergh, who developed their signature style through and in the magazine.
But still, the magazine struggled to reach the top again, remaining dull and heavily reliant on the stories of foreign writers. When Pringle departed from Vogue Paris in 1994, rumors spread that her resignation had been forced by the publishers.
Joan Juliet Buck
As of June 1, 1994, the American writer Joan Juliet Buck was the fifth editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. She had been given the task to modernize the magazine by Condé Nast. Her first two years as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris was very controversial. Many of the employees was either fired or resigned, including many of the top editors and the publishing director. Even though rumors in 1996, that the magazine was falling, Buck managed to turn the tables around and the circulation of Vogue Paris increased with 40 percent. She tripled the amount of text in the magazine and devoted special issues to music, literature, science and art.
Joan Juliet Buck announced her plans to resign in December 2000, after she returned from an absence of two months. Her departure took place during Milan Fashion Week. Carine Roitfeld, who had been the creative director of Vogue Paris, became the successor as of April 2001.
Carine Roitfeld aimed to restore Vogue Paris as one of the global leaders in fashion journalism, claiming that the magazine hadn't been so good since the 1980s, and it's French image. By April 2002, all the foreign employees had been fired to restore the French energy to the magazine. The magazine also underwent a change and re-design to it's apparence. And it paid off. In 2005, the advertising revenue rose to 60 percent, which resulted to be the best year for advertisement sales since the middle of the 1980s.
On 17th December in 2010, Roitfeld announced her departure from Vogue Paris, which would take place as of January 31, 2011.
Ever since February 2011, Emmanuelle Alt has been the editor-in-chief of the magazine, succeeding Carine Roitfeld. About her intentions for Vogue Paris in the future, she has stated that she won't make any radical changes. She intends to stay with past photographers such as David Sims, Mert and Marcus, Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. Also, the website of Vogue Paris has undergone a change and to celebrate it's redesign, Alt together with Mademoiselle Agnes, former staff member at the magazine, made a cover of Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham! and music video to the cover, which, as of June 2012, has 380 000 plus views on Youtube.com.