Uncovering the Appeal of the French Fashion Editor

Paris is one of the major fashion capitals of the world, so it’s no wonder this cool city has an abundance of fashion forward ladies wandering its streets. While it may come as no surprise that the French maintain an air of mystère and certain je ne sais quois, achieving this same mystique is no easy feat. They are indeed superbly styled and put together, but above all, Parisians have mastered the art of effortless dressing. Thanks to our long-term girl crushes on Parisian insiders like Emmanuelle Alt and Carine Roitfeld, we’ve finally nailed down some key qualities to emulate if you want to look like the next editor du jour. From crisp button downs to tailored blazers, super skinny denim to slim-fitting pencil skirts, and perfectly worn-in T-shirts, these looks are signature uniforms rich in Parisian charm.

To become equally as skilled in this art form, browse our Francophile-friendly roundup of editors and see how these women are working Parisian style.